Helen Muir


Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]


Daggett, Cal. March 16Dear Papa -Yesterday being Sunday the post office closed early and I didnt get my letter finished in time, so that's why you didn't hear from me. I got the boxes Saturday morning, and found all the plants in good condition. I have them in the ditch to freshen them before I plant them, and this morning the little daisies are blooming and look as cheerful as if they'ed had a foggy night. Dick has plowed several furrows around my shanty.I am boarding at Mrs Funk's and have got rested up again, so feel as fine as ever. We are having perfect weather. Yesterday it was 85° in the north shade, and last night was warm and full of moonlight.04107 Im so glad you are getting strong and can go to the mountains for a little trip. Yosemite will finish the cure. And I feel lots better to know that at last the ranch division business is settled and the papers being made out. Do the others (Wanda & Tom) seem perfectly satisfied? They have said nothing about business to me since I left.All goes well with us. Mr Van Dyke thinks the trees are coming out all right. The cottonwoods are leafing out, and the alfalfa is making great progress - it is beautifully green. There seem to be hundreds of birds singing aroung the ranch these happy warm days.Time to get this off for No. 3, so good-bye.Always yourHelen04107


Daggett, Calif.

Circa Date

[1908] Mar 16


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0333

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.


2 pages


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.