John Muir


Ina Coolbrith


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Martinez, June 11, 1910 Dear Ina: I’ve been away nearly three months in Los Angeles until called home by my sister Margaret’s illness. The doctors give no hope of recovery though she may linger a long or short time. She suffered an apoplectic stroke last Saturday after a very long severe attack of Grippe, and is very feeble, sometimes fails to recognize her own daughters though she always knows me and clings to me. I must stay beside her to cheer and comfort her as best I can in the gloomy valley. As to talk before your press club I see no hope of being able to accept the honor just now. Will probably be on the other side of the continent working on the other new books. One of them is now in Houghton Mifflin Co’s hands to be published in the fall. By the way did I send you Stickeen. It not let me know. It is fine to have lang syne recalled by your letters for I am every faithfully your friend John Muir.


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1910 Jun 11


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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1910 Jun 11 JM to Ina

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MSS 2 M953 Coolbrith

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Letter from John Muir to Ina Coolbrith, 1910 Jun 11


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