[Alice Hooker Jones]


John Muir


[1]Hinsdale N. H.June 30—[1910]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

[2]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 [3]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 hope[5]Fred 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.

Date Original

1910 Jun 30


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0589

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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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