John Muir


John Muir


[Katharine] Hooker & Marian


Martinez, June 22, 1910-Dear Mrs Hooker & MarianMy dearest best loved sister died this afternoon - - -All her children were with her Her last days were in a sleep nigh to death without sign of a moment of consciousness. Glad I was with her to cheer and soothe and comfort while yet she knew me & fondly clung to me. And we all rejoice she is at rest in the Better Land free from pain and care and frail body weakness after a long hard yet blessed life. but oh friends - the last love glance - last quivering embrace on the edge of the dark. You know for you are acquainted with death grip.Affectionately, John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1910 Jun 22


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0547

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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