John Muir


[Katharine] Hooker


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[2]how photographers with their crystal lenses can make God's holy light tell lies. I wish you would try Dassonville whose address is 251 Post St. Colby & Parsons dragged me into his studio a few weeks ago, & the pictures he made are said to be the very best.As for the book I was tired of it, thought there was but little available good in it for busy strangers, & my head was full of Amazone, so I handed the M.S. to the publishers & hurried away to the sun-drenched wilderness not caring what they called it.By the way, how many copies do you want for your friends? Will two dozen be enough? I'll send them as soon as I can get them I could find not a single copy in the S.F. bookstores a few days ago but they were expecting them soon.


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Apr 3


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Reel 21, Image 0281

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