Helen [Muir Funk]
Garrisons on Hudson N. Y.June 30, 1911Darling Helen,I'm glad you're going to the cool mountains out of those hot winds so trying to eyes and general health. You can't be too careful of yourself in every way for your own & your babes sake & your husband's & mine, not to mention a host of others. I'm afraid the nourishing of your child is too great a drain on your strength. Can you not in somepart feed him on [Mellin's?] or other food or cows milk diluted & sweetened? Consult the doctor on this.I've been at Yale & got an honorary Doc. Litt. with great accompanying honors.Am now at Professor Osborn's summer home working on my Yosemite book. All the publishers like my autobio book.I'll be anxious for more letters. Send them to Garrisons on Hudson N.Y. c/o Professor H. F. Osborn.Ever devotedly your loving Father
Garrisons on Hudson, N. Y.
1911 Jun 30
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Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to Helen [Muir Funk], 1911 Jun 30." (1911). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6125.
Reel 20, Image 0444
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