Katharine M. Graydon


John Muir


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[4]"I've got the Test of Thoreau in my head and if I read Stickeen a few times more I'll be able to recite that. There's a man for you, not to mention the dog! ++++ Stickeen was only such a mite of a dog, But what a man he followed! I feel as if I should put on high-heeled slippers and carry a fan, and a lace handkerchief when I think of him, etc. etc. Evidently you have more than one admiring Hoosier friend!I should like to know how things are in the Valley, and often wish I could look in to see you, and the girls and babies, and all the others. Never do I forget your kindess, never.[1]Aug 29, 12303 Downey AvenueIndianapolis, Ind.Dear Mr. Muir,I was grateful for your letter several weeks ago, as I am for each remembrance. Indeed, it was a disappointment to me not to have you along as you crossed the continent, but we are hoping you will be coming East again ere Jny.We are all as usual, tho' the elders grow feeble. We middle-aged once more busy. And the younger brood growing05265


Indianapolis, Ind.

Date Original

1912 Aug 29


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 26.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1247

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The Huntington Library, Muir Family Papers, HM 57349-57497. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Page 1


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