[Alice Hooker Jones]
Hinsdale N. H.June 30—My very good friendMr John Muir —We have heard with sorrow of the anxiety that has come to you in the very serious illness of your dear sister. It must be a great comfort to your both to be together at this time.Uncle has written that you were away but did not know where your sister resided - so have04823
not written - yesterdays letter spoke of you in Martinez and so I hasten my note.How I do miss my "little n[illegible]ggins" typewriter - and I am more than certain my friends do also.This little N.E. England Village is at the height of its summer beauty- The long spring rains have made a very heavy foliage On our many walks and rides we think of you and wish you along - I have seen no bushes of adenostema - in fact - scarcely one of our California Flower Friends.The roses here are now in their glory - and I am enjoying them, I have not the quantity nor the quality here but I decorate the little house with t[illegible] as best I can. If you were here I would pin the prettiest bud I could find upon your coatFred's mother is 04823
in her 92nd year - but well and quite strong She is all smiles all the time at the sight of her Baby Fred.- always the favorite [and?] pet of his mother.- We were so in hopes when we left L. A- that you and our good uncle could cross the continent and visit us and the old Hooker Homestead — The ge[illegible] spot of all New England — I cannot yet give up the hopeFred joins me in Best Regards — and I send love and the hope your sister is comfortable — I want you to go to Uncle whenever you can — he misses you very much —Very sincerelyyour friendHark the LarkJones —There are Canyons & Sc[illegible]tch Rad[illegible]s here too! — Your picture with Car[illegible] & [others?] on all mantels here a.04823
Hinsdale, N. H.
1910 Jun 30
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.
Jones, Alice Hooker, "Letter from [Alice Hooker Jones] to John Muir, 1910 Jun 30." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5068.
Reel 19, Image 0589
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