Helen Muir


Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]



Daggett, Cal. July 22 -

Dear Papa -

I received your good letter from camp several days ago but as I thought I wouldnt have time to get an answer to you before you started home, Im sending it now to Martinez.
Im well and feel most cheerful. My appetite is improving and I come in from riding with a Sierra Club appetite, and the heat is all right. I dont know how you will stand it after coming from the Highlands for it is at least 110° on my porch

be careful not to talk too much or his voice troubles him.
My garden wont live through the summer Im afraid - the heat is too great. My cats, dog, and horse are well and lively.
I had peaches for breakfast this morning - Tom and Mr Holliday are going to send me a crate of fruit every week or so, they say. The first crate came Sun. and Ive feasted ever since.
I must go and mail this now.

Always your


Every day now and goes up to 113° and 115° too. Even the nights are warm now. I sleep out on the west side of my shanty and cant stand even a sheet over me most of the time. But I dont mind the heat a bit. We have ice every day now so I drink lots of cold milk.
Mr Funk and Herbert Manson are camping up at the head of the ditch this week, working with scrapers to increase the stream of water. Mr Van Dyke enjoys the heat like I do, but has to


Daggett, Calif.


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

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