John Muir


[Katharine] Hooker


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"Aren't you lonely in that empty house" you ask. Yes & no. "Alone yet not alone am I." Adams Street is never far out of mind, & I often times wish my notes & scraps-, all the gleanings of my wanderings were in your grand garret.How hot it is here! Lots of Hale's hydrogen must be blazing in the sunbeams. And how fast the months whirl. Here's June all too soon & next comes our outing ere much of anything's done, while from Marian's letter no Hooker may be seen all the summer.But hence vain laments! There's work; up & at it, & cautiously pray time-devouring Hetch Hetchies, Del Montes & speeches may never again catch us.With love, ever yoursJohn Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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1909 Jun 3


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 18, Image 0524

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