Katharine Hooker


John Muir


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[2]joke they were trying to carry out.Back of San Diego we motored about in a pretty country, full of little mountains and lovely valleys full of oaks. I'm afraid it would have been rather mild for you but we enjoyed it and a far as my brother was concerned it was a complete success. We had been so troubled about his not being well, and oppressed with over-work, but all his cares fell away and he entered into the spirit of the thing and enjoyed it to the full. Besides my brother and his wife there were my cousin Margaret Whitney & my sister Bessie, so that the car was full, more than full including our[3]luggage, a coffee pot, a shovel and various other necessities. We had no accidents or detentions, though we often had to get out and climb steep places, or scramble down nearly perpendicular declivities and once we "drowned our engine" in a deep brook, and occasionally we stopped over night where there was not much to eat. All those were just incidents on the way home and we did not grumble you may be sure.After it I came directly up here where Marian had been trying to settle the house. She has no love for automobiles and would not accompany us on the trip. Ellie came here with me and we are05221


San Francisco

Date Original

[1912] Jul 10


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 1103

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