Katharine Hooker


John Muir



Don Pedro

325 W. Adams St.

Los Angeles,

Dec 6th

My dear Mr Muir

My kind good brother-in-law Henry Hooker died yesterday, after a short illness. I know that you appreciated him as he felt in the most friendly and admiring way to you. You know how little ostentatious he was, but it has seemed to me that I should like so much to have two or three paragraphs written about him (by [illegible]



one not belonging to the family) speaking of his fine qualities in a way that could not hurt his modesty if he were alive, and you are the only person I should be willing to ask to do this. Please be sure that I only ask it in case you feel like doing it, and rest perfectly free not to consent unless you wish to.
If you are moved to follow my suggestion. I should like to have whatever you write


published in our "Evening News", and then send it to his relatives and friends in the east and Arizona.
Ellie sends you her love, and we all hope your anxiety about your daughter Helen is over, and also that you will come and see us again.

Yours sincerely

Katharine Hooker


Los Angeles

Date Original

1907 Dec 6


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 1251

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