Helen Muir Funk


Helen [Muir Funk]


[John Muir]


Daggett, Cal. June 7, 1911.Dear Papa:-It is six o'clock in the morning, and as breakfast is not ready yet I am going to write your letter now. this is a glorious summer morning, perfectly still and the air is delichious. I have been getting up early lately as I think I feel better these warm days.Your letter of May 30th came yesterday and I too was saddened.IT is too bad our dearest friends must leave us, and I feel the loss of the three good friends just gone more than you know, and appreciate what their loss must mean to you. And yet there seems to be so little comfort I can give you even tho you know you are with me in thought and have all my sympathy always.Our little darling is now over four months old, and has already begun theething. But he is very well and his gums dont seem to worry him much yet. He is going to feel the heat however and we are going to get away to some higher cooler place as soon as it gets really hot here. We do not know just where but think the San Bernardino mountains would be good, and it is so dry there, and also not far to travel.Buel's mother is better and is an all the time now. The little girl is well.I will be on the lookout for your book and will send to Los Angeles for it in about a week. Write to me when you can.With love from both, aye all three of us[illegible]05034


D[a]ggett, Calif.

Date Original

1911 Jun 7


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0350

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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