John Muir


[Katharine] Hooker


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Martinez, June 3, 1909.Dear Mrs HookerOh why left I your home why did I tempt Del Monte etc The pleasant weeks at West Adams stand out in fond memory apart from all others. And to think I had to be absent when Marian is with you!Mr Browne of the Dial & I saw Mr Burroughs off for Honolulu. Now he writes he can't get back on account crowded steamers.I've been pegging sway in my lonely den among my note books, & have found lots of animal stories full of humanity, but none with traits so telling as those revealed in Stickeen Still they all in some degree declare God's love, & offer opportunities for saying good words for "our poor earthborn companions & fellow mortals" So I think it may be worth while to try to make them readable & get them published.


Martinez [Calif.]

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1909 Jun 3


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Reel 18, Image 0522

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