John Muir


John Muir


[Katharine] Hooker & Marian


Los Angeles Sunday May 29, 1910—Dear Mrs Hooker & MarianOnly two at the big table last night & this morning, for Mr Fred & Mrs Hark-the-lark Jones have flown away on a night & day visit leaving us in loneliness next thing to absolute. Nevertheless we try to look philosophic & brave, talk big about the spacious heavens & earth, & call the compensating stars & mountains & vasty deep about us to mend the narrowness of the family circle, if one or even two can be called a circle. But in sober everyday sublunary subcomety reality you are awfully missed at West Adams.I was glad to get your reassuring Tamalpais letter, & through Ellie to hear of the triumphant victory at the Greek theater. None dear Marian who in the least knew you ever for a moment

doubted the outcome of your brave & noble battle; & I need not try to tell the glowing white enthusiasm of my congratulations.I hope to be home in a few days. Pray send a line to Martinez telling when & where I may see you.I have rewritten all that Klamath Lake autobio stuff, & am planning to draw out of it a lot of animal stories for a young folks book. For the Life if ever completed with all accumulated science notes will require years & years & volumes.Ever faithfully affectionatelyJohn Muir.


[Los Angeles]

Date Original

1910 May 29


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0423

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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