Helen Muir


Helen [Muir]


[John Muir]



Miss Muir's daddy would come - Im just hungry for some candy."
I dont think we need anything from Goldberg's unless a couple of pineapples. Any kind of fruit makes us happy. Tom and Mr. Halliday have sent me a crate of mixed fruit and a box of pears.
I must go and mail this now so good-bye

Always yours




Daggett, Cal. Aug. 1 - 08

Dear Papa -

This is a fine morning after the thunder shower yesterday. It has been cooler this week - the highest being 112° and most of the days not more 105° and 106°. The thunder and lightning yesterday was grand but very little rain fell. The day before there was quite a shower, and one blinding flash of lighning that hit not far from here. During the rain the thermometer stood at 95°, but


time, in summer.
Mr Van Dyke's brother is expected today or tomorrow. They dont know how long he will stay. That sick man who has been staying here is going to Denver in a few days. He hates the desert and its climate so fears he isnt getting well.
The Van Dykes and Funks are well and keep inquiring when you are coming. The baby said last week "I wish


there is never any kind of chill these days. As for going away somewhere, I think I had better stay here. I dont mind the heat ever, but feel perfectly well, and as Im doing so well think Ied better stick it out. I think the worst heat is past now anyway But if you found it too hot you could go to Pasadena.
I eat well and have gained back the few pounds I lost inthe hottest days - weigh more now than I have for a long


Daggett, Calif.

Date Original

1908 Aug 1


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0799

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