Wanda [Muir Hanna]


[John Muir]


Daggett, Cal. May 22

Dear Papa,

The terrific wind that has been blowing for several days has stopped and today is calm and hot. Calm and warm Helen calls it
Helen is well, and cheerful as usual.
I am gradually gaining strength and am beginning to feel quite like myself again I took a short horseback ride last night and to day Helen and I are going for a drive
Mr Van Dyke went "inside" yesterday. He keeps asking when you are coming down here and seems very anxious to have you come back. What a fine old man he is. We were over there day before yesterday and he showed us a great many of his lovely pictures.
I am glad that Helen is boarding with the Funks for they are fine people too despite their name, and Mrs Funk gives her nice things to eat and takes good care of her in every way
Little Jennett is my devoted friend and constant shadow

Helen's flowers are all growing and she waters them carefully every eveing but they seem very tiny compared to the ones we have at Home. Its too bad that her yard cant be moved down here if she has to stay in this scorching climate
Helen is ready to take me driving so I will have to stop




Daggett, Calif.

Circa Date

[1908] May 22


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0591

Collection Identifier

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

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



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