J. E. Calkins
Lordsburg, Calif. Nov. 12. 1910.My dear Mr. Muir:—Your valued letter of Nov. 7 is before me. It was a real treat to us both to hear from you — and to read in plain type, and between the lines, that you are well housed, well fed, and generally well fixed to enjoy life and work. If I am not wrong in my hearings 325 W. Adams is somewhere in the vicinity of John D. Hooker's home — and I know when you are there you're all right. He and his family will keep curious callers away. and let you do as you please, which means much in the direction of conserving ones peace of mind.Glad enough we are to hear that you are sawing away at some more books. That is good news, indeed! The titles, and nature, of these works, as indicated by you, sound good to us both. It seems to me you must take great pleasure in these tasks. I know that readers a-plenty are waiting for them, literally with out-stretched hands. Now, when these are done, I wish you would give us some more glimpses of Yosemite, and the Sierra and San Joaquin countries generally, such as only you can compass. "It's up to you: if you don't do it it will never be done. What a book, or group of books, you could make out of those notebooks of yours, with their wealth of04900[in margin: Phone us before you come. - San Dimas exchange of Home Phone. #496. We want to meet you at the train.]
1910 Nov 12
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