John Muir


[Katharine] Hooker & Marian


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Martinez, Oct 25, 1909Dear Mrs Hooker & Marian:I was very glad to see your kind letter - about the only cheer bright thing I've seen the last week of constant severe headache. But I'm better. Wet cloth across my brow makes the pain tolerable. That some of that brain stuff didnt break under such pressure seems wonderful. I was alone None knew anything serious ailed me But by Providence & Scotch radium Ive pulled thru. By next Sunday I hope to be able to speak. My throat is clearing & the cold has ceased to strike d[illegible]. If the weather holds good wouldn't you enjoy a little look at our valley & vineyards?Im glad you escaped the show It was mostly a dollary commercial scr[illegible]h. Remember to the South half of the family Ever gratefully your friend. John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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1909 Oct 25


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 18, Image 0839

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