Katharine M. Graydon
lying with weight upon some of our dear ones. I find it painfully so with my Mother. She was much pleased with the remembrance your book brought to her, and again I thank you for it. I feel to call blessings upon you for your constant and beautiful friendship to us all!
Feelingly I send remembrance to each, and am always
Katharine M. Graydon.
August 20, 1905.
Dear Mr. Muir,
I feel powerless to help at this sad time, but I must send a word of sympathy and friendship. I feel deeply and tenderly for the girls and you, because of my affection for all and because of my acquaintance with sorrow.
You must write me when you can of your whereabouts and your plans.
I take for granted you will keep Helen away for the winter, and that you will stay with her; just let me know all especially just how she is. If there is anything I can do for the girls, don't hesitate to mention it. I now wish I had stayed to help Wanda - or to go with Helen. I fear my eagerness to get home and my fatigue made me selfish. I did not mean to be.
I am with my sister Mary, where my Mother came to
meet me, and have had two dear weeks. In a few days we go over to Indianapolis, where I shall be for a year, save a visit, after Christmas, to Washington, New York and Boston. If you wish me to meet any friend, just say so; if not, never think of it again. I am glad to see our Eastern cities, tho I go to them as stranger.
My permanent address will be at Julia's,
52 S. Audubon Road
All these are as usual, only I know the fears are
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 18 cm.
Graydon, Katharine M., "Letter from Katharine M. Graydon to John Muir, 1905 Aug 20." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3402.
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