Helen [Muir Funk]
[letterhead]Jan. 14 1912Darling HelenI fondly hope you are well, & the boy & father. I almost feel as if on the home stretch now that I've reached this outlandish place for after a look at this continent the whole trip will be done. Then I hope that for me never never more shall I seek another foreign shore.My plan now looks comparatively simpleA trip from here of 2000 or 3000 miles past the Victoria Falls of the Zambesi & return to the Cape. Thence up the East coast to Mombasa & perhaps a visit to Lake Nyanza, back to Mombasa & then home by Aden Naples or Genoa & New York. Three months ought to be enough for the whole longstretch homestretch. Tell all my friends who may inquire that my next adress will be New York, c/o The Century Company, Union Square.And be sure Darling to have a long letter awaiting me there telling all the home & family news.I expect to start for the Zambesi region in a day or two. Goodby Darling I'll
Jan. 14, 1912write again soon. Remember me to all my friends that are near you in your new home. Send me Charlotte's address. Perhaps she has gone to London with her husband I suppose you often see Mrs. Sellers Mrs Thompson Mrs Jones & others of the Hooker clan.Ever devotedly your fatherJohn Muir
Cape Town [S. Africa]
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Helen [Muir Funk],  Jan 14." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6212.
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