Elizabeth Whitney Putnam


John Muir


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[3]every morning companion at breakfast fast nowadays, making my meal alone a most unlonely one. You are rich, I know, in manifold thanks. Mine are among them. You probably hear from my Sister. Her last was from the country of the Wye, where our Whitney ancestry began; and she said a lovelier country could not be found. With every fond wish,YoursElizabeth Whitney Putnam.[1]12 Presidio Ave.July 5. 1918.My dear Mr. MuirThis is Katharine Hooker's Sister who is writing you. You may not exactly place me among her multitudinous Family, but we all know you, & associate with you constantly and familiarly through your wonderful books. I have a little place on Mt. Tamalpais, which I call Bellaria, & some of your mountain books I keep up there, to read in a surrounding I dearly love. The other day, opening the "Mountains of California", a scrap fell out05487


[San Francisco]

Date Original

1913 Jul 5


Original letter dimensions: 14.5 x 22 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0562

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