[Alice Spencer Jones]


John Muir


[1][letterhead]Sept 2.— 1910—Dear Good Man,Mr John Muir.—I was just delighted to get your letter. Oh so often we talk about you- and wonder where you are, and what you have been about.—Uncle is now on Mt Wilson with other stars, he will return this (Friday Evening)- He went by auto yesterday, and will bring down a load for dinner at 325 - then they take the 8 P.M train North, Prof W.W. Campbell, among them04866

[2][letterhead][to?] make preparations for the visit of the Notables to his observatory at Mt HamiltonI am so glad aunt [Katharine?] returns so soon, and that you too are soon coming Home, as the old song says- "what a meeting that will be when all the saints get Home"—I am taking care of the Hooker office for a little while, while Mr Burlew, goes to jury Duty—Later. Sept. 3. I was interrupted in my office work- and now finish- Uncle returned full of high04866

[3][letterhead]spirits from the mountain top- for dinner was served and the gentlemen guests - have gone on their way - rejoicing -Uncle has just read your letter and says, "isent that a fine letter"? He send his regards to you Genial John of Mountains. and says Come [on?] - that John of stars will meet John of Mountains when ever you sing out. Mrs Stott is here for Luncheon and sends greetings.Dont stay too long - but come Home Soon- so saysThe Lark.OVER. 04866

[4]The scientists were all intensely interested in uncles Cabinet of Slides — Prof. H. H. [illegible] of Oxford Eng- said — "Mr Hooker there is not an observatory in the whole world that can give the fine display of the Heavens, that you can in this room"-


Los Angeles

Date Original

1910 Sep 2


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0810

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