August 11, 1896
My Dear Papa,
I wonder where you are now and if you are looking at a beautiful Iceberg are you sailing out among those pretty green islands that you told so much about.
I thought a good deal yesterday about the cool blue ice for it was awful hot here all day but this morning there were great fog banks over Benicia and a fine wind is blowing.
Mama is pretty well again so she walks with me all around the orchard and I climb the peach trees for peaches we cant reach from the ground they are just delicious now. I [as?]
I have cut two new teeth since you went away but they did not hurt me much so I feel very well again.
They are ready to go to Martinez now so I can not write any more now
Your loving little girl
1896 Aug 11
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
Muir, Helen, "Letter from Helen Muir to [John Muir], 1896 Aug 11." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 822.
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