Catherine H. [Katie C.H.] Hittell


John Muir


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[page 2] Bill, saying at the same time: “The meadow larks can’t sing. They can only gallup out a note or two.” Of course we ladies, who had worked so hard for the larks, felt very unhappy over the outcome of our work, especially as so many larks and robins are sold in our markets every day. On Sunday, March 24th, a boarder of one of the boarding houses in the City, gold me that they had had lark pie for breakfast and as there were one hundred boarders in that house, it meant one hundred “slaughtered innocents.” Yesterday, I thought I would find out whether the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, had done something


San Francisco, Calif.

Date Original

1895 Apr 3


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 11 cm.

Resource Identifier

1895 Apr 3 Catherine Hittell to JM

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1895 Apr 3 Catherine Hittell to JM p2


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