John Muir


[Katharine] Hooker


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Martinez, Sep. 21, 1909-Dear Mrs Hooker: I'm very sorry to have missed last Sunday's visit on account of misunderstanding & slowness four mails. I have just received your letter this morning on my return from Daggett after a short visit to Helen. I left home Saturday & should have received your letter before that. If I had I would have postponed starting until Sunday night or Monday which would have answered just as well. After the misunderstanding- when I asked at the train if you would come again next Sunday, I understood Marian to say "No- not next Sunday". Now these little trips must I think be restful & good for you both, & the way to avoid all bother about tardy letters telegrams hello phones etc is just to come every Sunday. Any how come next Sunday. Unless forbidden I'll be down to meet you at the ferry Helen is well & happyEver yours faithfully John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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1909 Sep 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 18, Image 0748

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