Katharine Hooker


[John Muir]


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[2]Do write Helen for your address [for?] it seemed to me that just "Para, Brazil" was indefinite. Did you get the letter I sent so addressed? What a story that was of yours about poor little "Wayfarers" discovered in the heart of the Amazon country! I could hardly believe it. I thought as I read of the lonely [illegible] and the little store of volumes I was coming to the finding of one of your books "Mountains of California," probably. How strange! it did please me greatly.Now you will want to know what this unheard-of address means, which heads my sheet. Well, we have been in the Clifton suburb of Cincinnati three days and I[3]2suppose shall stay in it for something like six weeks. We are here because Marian's friend and instructor Dr. Martin Fischer, is settled at the university and has asked her to come here and work with him for a while, in his laboratory. He and Mrs Fischer have taken us into their own home and as we are very fond of them both, it is most homelike and comfortable for us. It is a curious change in life for me--a sort of oasis of inaction arrived at from weeks of crowded occupation. I can hardly tell you how much that was new and unexpected pressed upon me, but much of it I enjoyed and all of it [illegible] me. One09997


Cincinnati, Ohio

Date Original

[1911] Nov 30


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0711

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