Martinez, Apr 28, 1908
Dear Miss Hoffman
I heartily congratulate you on your happy marriage & so will Helen & Wanda as soon as they read your letter. Wanda is in the Roosevelt Hospital but is now much better & expects to be home in a week or two, Her baby boy is fat & rosy & of course a prodigy. Helen is much better but expects to stay on the Mohave desert near Daggett, California (her address) for year or two. She is very cheery merry & hopeful & greatly enjoys the desert weather & scenery. I'm better too after a severe illness Grippe, grief, worry etc which
came nigh making an end of me. But the Scotch are hard to kill & the neighbors who expected to bury me are astonished.
The Old home garden on the hill is one glorious mass of bloom with no word or sign of decay or trouble may your life dear friend be like it all through life's journey.
My cousin at Dunbar always inquires for you in her letters & will be very glad to get a word from you direct.
I have not yet seen your Professor's Darwin book & no wonder - Have done no real work all winter but am beginning to try to write again. Remember me to Mr Kellogg, lucky man, & believe me dear Charlotte with warm regards
ever faithfully yours John Muir
1908 Apr 28
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Charlotte] Hoffman, 1908 Apr 28." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5379.
Reel 17, Image 0473
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