me warm pleasure whenever I look at them, and I am glad you put in the charming and quaint little pattern of the grasshopper's "walking tracks". It makes me smile every time I glance at it. Those people who walk through the world unaware of the small ways of nature - what joy and satisfaction they miss!
I do not wonder your little nest in the
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My dear Mr Muir
I have just come home bringing Marian with me. It has been a hard and anxious time, but they tell me she is now in a way to be strong and well again. Of course she must be careful for some [illegible] to come, and she cannot go into college again
for the coming year, and this is the most trying thing she could have to bear, but she has made up her mind to it. The doctor wishes her to go to the mountains for a month, so tomorrow she is to start with Ellie and Maude for Lake Tahoe.
I find here waiting for me, all the treasures you have sent me and I know Eillie has explained to you [illegible] I have not
seen and acknowledged them sooner. I do assure you I appreciate every one, the books, the photographs and the written words, and I think it very generous of you to have sent me so many interesting and precious things. The portraits of you - [illegible] of them please see as likenesses and then I like to see you in the two places, with your books and among your beloved trees. The friendly inscriptions will give
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Yosemite remained so long undiscovered - and what a growth of exquisite things surrounds it!
These magazine articles I shall read with great interest but I am not sure that indignation will not get the better of it when I consider that unspeakable man who robbed you and the dead to make money for himself. Really there should
be some adequate punishment for such as he.
Your daughter Helen looks well and happy I am glad to see in this photograph of her, and as though she were as much at home in the desert as her father. I hope your anxiety is at an end. It seems to me that when I have read your part of the observations
on the cruise of the Corwid I ought to return the book to you, for I hardly think you have another copy.
The girls all send you their love. They are just starting up to the Tahoe region.
With warm regards,
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.
Hooker, Katharine, "Letter from Katharine Hooker to John Muir, [1907 ?] Aug 3." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3724.
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