Katharine Hooker


John Muir


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[2]join his family.I have been in Santa Barbara and now am in San Francisco for a week, but return to Los Angeles in two days. [illegible] and Lucy leave for Yosemite tomorrow taking "The Mountains of California" with them, as usual when they go to the Sierras.I have a book from you--at least so the printed slip in the volume tells me. But I opened to a bare, blank fly leaf, with no heart-warming inscription upon it in you handwriting. Can this be? I don't see how it is to be let remain so! It is a fair volume,[3]2well gotten up and illustrated; but that cold and chilling print that tells me (along with so many other receivers, no doubt) that is is mine, and from the author--no, I don't think I can endure it.Are you well? Are you working too hard, I wonder? But, still worse, are you melting away into a barbarous and unknown land, almost as distant in my imagination as another planet? I don't like to think of it.You wish peace to me. I think it is coming to me--by degrees. I appear gradually05074


San Francisco

Date Original

[1911] Jul 14


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0522

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Page 2


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