John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir]


Home, May 18, 1908.Darling Helen.No doubt you have Wanda at last enliven & enrich your lowly shanty. Don't forget your work of getting well but plot & plan all you can to heal & cheer & comfort each other. Above all make Wanda rest, & be careful not to confound & perplex her with eccentrics & link motion puzzles. Would'nt be great & spacious if we should all go daft on desert air & alfalfa & abide there on the Mohave forever. Tom however & the young Doctor Strentzel would probably object Anyhow make the most of each other while you may, & of the friendly Van Dykes & Funks & the grand healing mountain rimmed desert. Here today it's showery & dark & windy. The carnations & compliments of the Santa Fe was a very fine kind charity. I'm pegging away at the little book [in margin: Ever Yours with much love Joh MuirRemember me to the Van Dykes & Funks & good old Keenie]


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1908 May 18


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0571

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust


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



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