[29 Jan. 1909?]320 WEST CALIFORNIA STREETPASADENA, CALIFORNIAFriday morningDarling Helen:I mean to start home tomorrow evening. Have had a pleasant time, gained in health & spunk & feel much better from change of food exercise etc. Have seen the Calkins & arrived at amicable understanding all round. Mrs C is not yet quite well Mr C. has gone into real estate but hopes soon to sell his house, go back into the foothills & buy a patch of oranges & live in better climate, where he will be glad to help in literary work by & by. Stayed last night at Lukens Vroman took me to Los Angeles.. saw Hookers & Lummis etc.Yesterday went to Venice Rod[illegible] etc with Mrs Sellers & party enjoyed the ride of 10 miles along the ocean shore. Everybody says "settle here it will be better for both Helen & yourself" etc. I fondly hope you are gaining in health & getting ready to be able to live everywhere or anywhere. With good sound health so fine & good & great a girl as you are may do anything in this world worth doing Be monstrous careful to put on extra clothing at least change of temperature.Ever devotedly thine J M
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Helen [Muir], [ca. 1909 Jan 29]." (1909). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5673.
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