Ellie will have to represent the gray Rock quartette with only the guitar to help her out, since Helen too has deserted and become engaged.
I am enclosing a few pictures of the Monterey cypresses
325 [W.?] Adams St.
Los Angeles - Cal -
Jan 20 - 1903.
My dear Mr. Muir-
It was very pleasant to have your New years' greetings, and both Ellie and I have been wanting to write you since.
Just now I am thinking with
[longing?] of the mountings, regretting that I shall not be among them this year living over again the great happiness of the past summer -
However, the plans ahead of me hold many attractions, for they predict Italy. My mother
and I sail from New York February fourteenth, to Naples - for a trip of some months. We plan on this trip to spend quiet lazy days in the south of Italy, in Sicily, and then in the warm weather go to the mountains north of Florence.
that I thought might interest you. They are wonderful things to me.
With warm regards,
Very sincerely yours,
1903 Jan 20
Original letter dimensions: 12.5 x 20.5 cm.
Hooker, Marian, "Letter from Marian Hooker to John Muir, 1903 Jan 20." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2498.
Reel 13, Image 0080
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