[J. E. Calkins]
[15 Sep 1908?]
days & months & am very glad to hear that Mrs Calkins is well again & that you are snugly settled in your own home among orange & lemon groves. I would like nothing better than to be with you free from all business & care except book work, & I hope I may be able to make you a long visit at least.
Months & months after I last saw you were spent in settling family affairs I traded all the old ranch belonging to Helen to her sister Wanda for other property that would not require so much personal attention. The big house & five acres about it is all that Helen now owns here. Still her other property requires a good deal of attention together with my own, & my literary work is often sadly interrupted. I hope to be able to trade or sell off still more of our load & then with health & good luck get something worth while off my hands before dark.
With kindest regards & best wishes for you all, I am ever
faithfully yours, John Muir
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [J. E. Calkins], [1908 sep 15 ?]." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5519.
Reel 17, Image 0873
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