Katharine Hooker


John Muir


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[2]I weighed the matter carefully in the crevices of time I have just now!The poor Willards have lost their home. It burned to the ground two days ago, a total loss. Is it not too cruel! The fire was caused by a bungling workman from the gas company who caused an[3]explosion in the cellar in some way, they hardly know [how?]. Anyway the house filled with gas, went in about half an [hour?]. I have taken the three of them in here, till they can get their breath and look about them. They are very brave, but it is a sad thing. Charles Willard was working against as heavy odds as he could


[Los Angeles ?]

Date Original

[1910 Dec 18 ?]


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 19, Image 1002

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