Just now Elfie came along and jumped up in my lap and sniffed over the paper as if to see what I could be doing and then ran away to play with Helen We have had some fine walks since Lou came back. Cousin Lacey wrote several letters from Chicago, did you meet any of his party there. Aunt Bessie seems so good, I love her very much. Mama is trying to teach me to sing, and I have learned three tunes. I gave one of my canarys to Emily Hayward.
My dear Papa
We received your your three letters from Chicago also your telegram from New York, How long do you expect to stay in N.Y.? Mama says she things you must be having a fine time with all those fine people. How do you like John Burroughs.? Will you have time to sail up the Hudson river.? I suppose Mr. and Mrs. Keith have enjoyed the trip too but they must have been
in a great hurry at Chicago. Helen has been very well all the time and we all have, with the exception that Mama’s eyes trouble her very much. O Papa it is so lonesome here with out you, and “Helen keeps asking how soon we think that you can come home? I hope the weather has been as delightful where you have been as it is here but to day it is very warm and the cherries are ripening fast. We have had a good deal of trouble with Mr Hefner’s dogs, they came up around the house and they chased May and scared her awfully but the Chinamen drove
Where shall we direct our next letters to you? Grandma is pretty well now and sends her love to you. Do you think you will come back by way of Chicago as you stayed such a short time there? Now dear Papa do take good care of your self, and try not to go in any dangerous places. Please write to me soon, for the time is so long waiting to hear from you.
Your loving daughter.
1893 Jun 2
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.
Muir, Wanda, "Letter from Wanda Muir to [John Muir], 1893 Jun 2." (1893). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 917.
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