Henrietta Thompson


John Muir


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2cannot see him there again. He was always kind to me and glad to see me anytime. I have lost a dear true friend and there are many others who will miss his warm hand-shake and cheery greeting as much as I do. We both know that there was trouble in his home, growing no doubt from some little thing, but there is always something wrong on both sides in matters of that kind, and oh! Mr Muir, if it only wouldn't take us a lifetime to learn that a little more willingness in each heart to try and see how it looks from the other's viewpoint would save so much coldness, unkindess and regret!I was talking with Alice a few days ago and she3said to tell you that the Lark didn't feel very much like singing these days. Dear little Alice! She was a great comfort to her Uncle John.I enclose a clipping from today's "Examiner," which will show how the property was left. It seems strange, he did not make some provision for the astronomical work, doesn't it? Marian will surely have funds enough for her hospital and doctor work now. I remember you told me Mr. Hooker was worth a great deal of money but I did not think there was so mcuh. Makes me wish I was one of the ten thousand dollar relatives.05047


Los Angeles

Date Original

1911 Jun 20


Original letter dimensions: 26 x 16 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 0385

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