Home June 4, 1908Darling Helen,& so you are alone again Strange a little family of 3 should live [a?]part each in a corner of a triangle. I'm glad you have enjoyed even a short visit with Wanda. As for old me, I'm with you always, for you can have me whenever you like Just say Come, & down to Daggett I fly on the wings of love & Santa Fe. Anyhow I mean to see you as soon as I get Stickeen of my hands. It seems a small job that should have been finished long ago, But many cares & sickness spoiled me for composition, & only lately could I do any really good work, I feel fairly able at last & am getting ahead. Am writing it all over again & enlarging it & feel sure it will be a good useful little booklet that will please you, I hope it will be in the hands of Houghton Mifflin by the end of the month.I'm keeping the house nice batchelor tho I be. I had Fong washing the windows beating the rugs sweeping & dusting in great style the other day. I hate the idea of ever parting with it, Perhaps you may like to live here in summer. Time will tell. Your business now is to get well & I'm so glad you are getting on so prosperous[ly?] in that great work, & so cheerily merryly.Ever all yoursJohn Muir
1908 Jun 4
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Helen [Muir], 1908 Jun 4." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5451.
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