T[heodore] P. Lukens


John Muir




I will watch for your other articles. I assure you
With kindest regards from us all to you and family I am


T. P. Lukens

Little Lottie says "I have only got two men I love, Mr Muir & GrandPa"


Pasadena Cal

June 12th 1897

Dear Mr Muir

I am sory to here you are not well, and hope you will soon recover. I have been very poorly & at times am very much discouraged about my health. I wish I could live near Crockers then I believe I would get well.
Your article in Harpers like everything you have written is grand and will do more good than all others efforts put together
While on my last trip this summer. I found timber



in the San Gabriel Reservation that far exced any I had found before in these mountains. I had used up most of my plates bfore reaching the fine timber. So I have only a few views, but will return if I am well enough. & can then send you some Photos of conifer that will astonish you. it was the last of may I was there and were compelled to return the way we went on account of deep snow, where there would have been no snow, if there had not been such dense timber to shield it from the sunshine
we found snow at 6000 ft and at 8000 feet the ground was still 1/3 covered.
I thought I had written


to you about Mrs Carr but from your letter. I think I may have neglected to do so.
Mrs Carr is at the [Tucker?] home for old ladies in San Francisco where she was taken about three months ago. A Guardian was apointed by the Court for her as her mind is nearly gone. she could not dress herself and would get lost on her own place.
Her memory of long passed events is perfectly clear. she can talk for hours of passed events . but things of today or last homes. she knows nothing of the next time you meet her.
we all feel very bad of her condition. I hope when you are in San Francisco you will call on her


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1897 Jun 12


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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