John Muir


John Muir


Helen [Muir]


Home May 21, 1908

Darling Helen -

I send $100 with this in two Ex money orders. Let me know when you need more - you must be having a delightful time with Wanda after so long a separation. Be good to her & make her a little girl again as of yor[e?] when we were one family. I think she should have at least six of these free desert healing months. It would be easy to build her another cottage as long & wide as she likes, from which she could make visits to Pasadena & home occasionally. But Alas advice however wise is seldom followed especially these days when children are at the age of all embracing unchangeable wisdom.
Anyhow, in the midst of your joy see that you forget not your work of getting well, & thus make glad the heart of

your affectionate father John Muir


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1908 May 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0589

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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