Katharine M. Graydon


John Muir


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[2]like weeds, a good handful I assure you. Our oldest grandchild, Katharine Jameson, enters College next month, a beautiful, retiring, gifted girl of seventeen. I sometimes wonder if Aunt Kate's type of mind is not her fine inheritance.I still teach at Butler College holding the chair in English Literature hearing in memory the name of Catharine Merrill. It is a beautiful work, and I am constantly grateful for the opportunity it offers, and to have the opportunity lie at my[3]home door, where I may be at last united with my own.What are you doing these days? Are you writing up last year's great trip? I hope so, and that you are using your notes, placing them in a form that we all may have. I know how you used to talk, but hope you look at things more seriously now. This morning I picked up a story the girls had been reading, Gene Stratton-Porters The Harvester, where I came across a reference to Stickeen and to you. Of course, you've seen it, but, in case not, I'm going to copy:


Indianapolis, Ind.

Date Original

1912 Aug 29


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 26.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1249

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Page 2


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