Helen Muir


Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]


Daggett, Cal.

April 20 -

Dear Papa -

I received your letter telling me the grand news of Hetch Hetchy, last night, and I wanted to cheer too. Oh I'm so glad. And it was good to know poor Wanda is so much better. Now all she needs is a long visit here with me on the desert. Never before, since I've grown up, have I been so perfectly free from all hint of worry or care - I'm grownig happier every day, and younger. The weather is glorious and warm and all goes well. I'm going outdoors now.





Daggett, Calif.

Circa Date

[1908] Apr 20


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0421

Collection Identifier

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

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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.


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



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