My dear friend
Thank you so much for the beautiful portrait. I like it greatly. You see how much easier it is for photographers to satisfy your friends than mine! You don't even like the little picture I sent you last. But behold what I am enclosing this time--just what you ask for, a photograph by Dassonville. Do you like this any better?
He took a great many negatives and this one was the best
You know I shall be only too pleased to have some copies of your new book to give to friends. "Two dozen" is almost too generous a supply, but there would be no doubt about their all being appreciated.
The bookstores here are too stupid for belief. I cannot imagine
their not having an ample supply of anything you publish.
I am going down to Los Angeles tomorrow night--or rather to Pasadena--to spend a week with the Willards.
Original letter dimensions unknown.
Hooker, Katharine, "Letter from Katharine Hooker to [John Muir], 1913 Apr 14." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3959.
Reel 21, Image 0317
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