T[heodore P.] Lukens


John Muir


[letterhead]PASADENA, CAL., April 29 1910My Dear Mr. Muir,Knowing of our lasting friendship, I want to say a few words to you in regard to my dear granddaughter Charlotte. She has grown to be most a woman now and is at the Young Woman's Christian Association in San Francisco 1246-1259 O'Farrell St. she is boarding there and looking for a situation as book keeper and type writer. I have sent her to school here and she has graduated and has her diploma, but as yet has no experience in practical work, and of course does not expect a position where experience is required. I bought her one of the best type writing machines and she has that with her. I want to ask of you, dear Mr. Muir, to call on her the first time you are in San Francisco and if you are not going to be there very soon to write to her; also, if you will, to write a letter to the lady in charge Miss. E. A. [Gosden?]04750

office sect. at the above address. You have not seen Charlotte for a long time, but you have me, and I am sure you will have confidence in what I say. Charlotte is a very dear good girl. I can not discuss the cause of her going to San Francisco, but I assure you there is not a stain on her character.In your extensive acquaintance in S. F. I thought you could help very much in getting her into a good place. I don't mean as to salary for the will not count as anything, but to get with good people does. If there should be something presented in which she should have more schooling, I am willing and will be glad to spend any amount of money necessary to prepare her.Now, my dear friend, I know you are busy, and we all want you to be busy writing; for we are all hungering for your beautiful writings: but if you can take a little time in this, you will be doing a love deed that will help Mrs. Lukens and me, and the dear girl. Her name now is Charlotte Gant. God bless you.With love from all. I am,Ever sincerely yours,T. P. Lukens.04750


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1910 Apr 29


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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

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