Henrietta Thompson


John Muir


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6and if you will, whenever you can, write us a few words from wherever you may be, they will be treasured.I have not been up in the Hooker garret since you left Los Angeles. I did not like to go and see it all so lonely without you sitting there, and so I have kept putting off the trip and my coat and papers and a few books are still there.I have not been doing anything interesting to write you about. Just sewing, trying to get some cool clothes made for the hot days, and that is quite a drop from intellectual work. Although it takes7intellect of a sort and an awful lot of application to make dresses and trim hats=but we like describing Yosemite better, dont we?I am going to write to your daughter Helen, in a few days. I like her so much, and hope she will have a kodak picture of Muir to send me. He will have grown a lot by this time and I should love to see him.I do not quite like the idea of this trip you intend making to South America. It is so hot and there are so many snakes and big bugs and biting05047


Los Angeles

Date Original

1911 Jun 20


Original letter dimensions: 26 x 16 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0389

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Page 4


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