Marian O. Hooker
are in Martinez, we should like very much to give you our greetings in person. If I do not hear from you by next Friday afternoon, I shall know that you have already gone [illegible] to Arizona again- Helen [Greame?] passes a serene life with her baby and husband - Ellie has had her first trip eastward this past summer- a great [experience?] to her, and one that she got a great deal out of- when the
1384 Masonic Ave-
San Francisco -
Jan 21- 1906
My dear Mr. Muir-
Your letter returned to me here, and I was very glad to have word of you - the latest news I heard was from Mr. Gannett before Xmas, saying that you were at Adamana and that Miss Helen was doing well- I am so sorry to hear that she is still so far from well and that she had to go through
with that miserable, anxious time of pneumonia - I do hope that she will gain steadily now and keep you out of all anxiety- and be strong and well by the summer, and make it possible for you all to go to the mountains- As to the Kaweah pilgrims, Ellie is the only one at any distance from me just now. She is in Los Angeles with my mother, doing more than fill my place while I am away- Helen Greame (Mrs.
Sperry) is at home in San Francisco, and Mrs. Dickey has just gone to Berkeley to be there with Donald while he does work there this spring in preparation for Yale next fall - We three tried hard to arrange an afternoon call on you at Martinez this afternoon- but have failed - I wonder if you will be at home next Sunday afternoon, or whether you will have returned by that time to Adamana- If you
started away, she expected to forsake Los Angeles entirely and make her home here with her sister- but to the surprise of all of us, and the entire satisfaction and delight of the Hooker household, she decided voluntarily to return to Los Angeles and my mother- She is as dear as a daughter to my mother - and her being there makes to way easy for me to be here following my studies at the affiliated colleges (medicine) without the [weary?] 03683
conscience I should have if there were no young person in the house to keep [home?] bright and help the mother with her cares-
Mrs. Dickey spent part of the summer at Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, which she enjoyed greatly- After that she was in San Francisco for a time while Donald went off hunting in the mountains in So[illegible]a
county - It was his ambition to get a deer- he said he wanted one on his record, and would never want another - He succeeded in getting the deer, and I hope will follow out the rest of his statement to the letter.
The warmest regards of all the Kaweah girls to you and your daughters- and their best wishes also.
Marian O. Hooker-
1906 Jan 21
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27.5 cm.
Hooker, Marian O., "Letter from Marian O. Hooker to John Muir, 1906 Jan 21." (1906). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3475.
Reel 16, Image 0053
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