Katharine Gorrill


John Muir



expressions of appreciation of your kindness went from face to face as we stood there beside the tree and spoke of you and your generosity! The older children will write to you themselves but our little [Marion?], this lively and capable


2725 Dwight Way

Dear Mr Muir.

or rather Dear Santa Claus for you certainly were thought of in that role on Christmas day when Will took out from his jacket all those shining gold pieces! Such smiles and



of doing a great deal is not yet up to writing her own thoughts so her mother and father send their love and grateful appreciation for her.
We all had a happy Christmas at Mothers as usual and the children were beside themselves with joy. Marion is two and a half now so this was her first real Christmas and I assure you she enjoyed it. Our Christmas present was our fine baby boy now nine weeks old and as fine a little fellow as one can find. We are such a happy family. Do come and see us and let Marion climb on your knee. We want her to know you. A Happy New Year to you from us all


Katharine Gorrill


[Berkeley, Calif.]

Circa Date

[1913 Feb]


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0173

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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