Katharine Hooker


John Muir


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[2]active way than usual; not taking long tramps for she is not yet up to the usual energy and must save her strength for the coming hardest year of college work. My brother and his family are with us and he is one of the true lovers of mountains, coming to them every year for his vacation. You also are frequently with us both in thought and in [something?] ever nearer, for we carry "The Mountains of California"[3]with us, and refresh our minds with your descriptions of the trees as we renew our acquaintance with them. Yesterday my brother came back to camp from the top of a nine thousand foot mountain, bringing the most exquisite branch of your [illegible]ell spruce I ever saw - covered with cones of the richest purple.Just now we have the added splendor of a full moon, and last night about ten o'clock


Emerald Bay, Calif.

Date Original

[1909 ?] Jul 30


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 18, Image 0630

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