[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.
1910 May 29
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Katharine] Hooker & Marian, 1910 May 29." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5013.
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