Uncle Dave & Aunt Ette were here last Sunday. I am still learning 4 or 5 verses in the Bible every day and also a vers or two of Poetry. Now Papa good-by, take good care of your self and come home before long.
With love from all of us
P.S. since I wrote this letter we received one from you saying that you had such a cold. try not to get it any worse.
September 5. 1893.
My dear Papa
We have received your letters from Switzerland, and oh how glad we were to get them and how we enjoyed them. I wish I could have been there too and seen it all. All are very well here, Helen in particular is very well and is enjoying
the grapes. I hope you will soon be home, how long do you think it will be before you are here, you said you would be home about grape time and the sweet waters and a few other kinds are ripe now. The little spray of Edelweiss you sent in your last letter to Mama was beautiful, how I wish I could have a growing plant of it hear at home. The weather here is almost cold, and it looks
as if it were going to rain today. Helen is still delighted with her studies, she does not tire of them as we thought she would; often she does not want to stop when school hours are over but wants to keep on studying. We have given up going to Pacific Grove as people that have just come from there say the weather is very cold and foggy and besides Aunt Margaret concluded she was not able to go with us.
1893 Sep 5
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22 cm.
Muir, Wanda, "Letter from Wanda Muir to [John Muir], 1893 Sep 5." (1893). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 988.
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