Katharine M. Graydon


John Muir


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[4]I have felt much Mr. S. [T.?] Alexander's death, so needless it seems and so tragic. His letters all thro that wonderful Africa were delightful, the trip had been so successful until that fatal visit to Victoria Falls. It was a heart rending experience for Annie, to spend those hours alone beside that dying father and then to leave him so far away and to take in the loneliness of deep sorrow the long trip home. What fine traits these are in human nature! Many people will sorely miss Mr. A., not the least of whom am I.I hope you are all well. I mean soon to write to Helen and thank her for her picture, or dare I? Never should I have dream it, so completely does my little girl seem to have vanished; perhaps, however, the child is mother to the woman, How is that?With love to Mrs. Muir and the girls, to your sister and the valley, I amSincerely your friendKatharine M. Grayden.[in margin: Don't forget me.][1]Dec. 15, 1904.[letterhead]Dear Mr. Muir,No feature of vacation is more grateful than the opportunity to talk with the far-away friends. I think of you all many, many times, but occupation and fatigue prevent my telling you; and in my walks I talk with you distant friends in a manner with which, I am sure, Lando[illegible] could never bear comparison! Such amusement, if not satisfying, it at least [harmless?]. Well, another Christmas will soon be here and then soon another year is added to the03477


Honolulu, Hawaii

Date Original

1904-12-15 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0694

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