Buel A. Funk


Buel A. Funk


John Muir


Los Angeles, Calif., July 26, 1912Dear Mr. Muir:-We have received your letter of congratulations and were very glad to hear from you and know that you have enjoyed your trip. I suppose you are anxious to know all about Helen and our new baby. In the first place Helen was not sick very long and got along very very well. Doctor Cole is certainly very efficient. The baby is a fine good looking healthy little "Shaffer" and is doing very nicely. He had a slight breaking out on his body and face, due probably, to the heat as we have had some very warm weather lately, but he is getting; along all right and the doctor told Helen not to worry at all. I took Helen to the hospital at five o'clock and the baby was born at 8:45 that evening, July 17th. I expect that Helen will be able to sit up tomorrow, though she is taking a good rest and we certainly will not let her exert herself too soon. I have made arrangements for another girl when she goes home from the hospital, so that she will have absolutely nothing to do but nurse her baby. Naturally we are very much pleased that it was a boy. When Muir first saw the baby he gave a delighted little squeal and wanted to kiss him. He seems perfectly contented at the house with Olive but when he sees his mamma he wants to climb all over her and cuddle. We have had no trouble in getting him to go home from the hospital after he has had

his little visit.I mailed your letters, which have come to the house, to you yesterday in a bundle as I thought that the better way to send them. Hope you get them all right.I will let you know, from time to time, how we are getting along and Helen will write as soon as she can.Lovingly,[illegible]BAF/LM05227


Los Angeles

Date Original

1912 Jul 26


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1117

Collection Identifier

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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