Katharine Hooker


John Muir


[4]more - to give you the opportunity not to go with me if you at all dreaded it.The more I think it over the more I think it will be impossible to ignore what has just happened. it would put me in a questionable position. I intend therefore, to speak to Mr Hooker about it, and of course I cannot judge what the result will be. if I should ignore his decided message, it would put him in the position of having [illegible] [illegible]e full warning, and therefore he could proceed against me[1]San FranciscoSept. 17.My dear Mr MuirI was just about to write you when your letter was handed in. It was good, and it contented me to have you say you enjoyed your visit. I feared you had gone away thinking our main topic was too unhappy. Never mind! there is always04878

[2]friendship, real, so[illegible] enduring, in the world. It warns the smart and it is comforting always which is well, for it is all I can look for for the rest of my life.I went to inquire about trains and found the unlimited method was not followed in the evening. The train we must take leaves at four in the afternoon.[3]the dentist still holds onto me and I do not see the way to getting off before Sunday, the 25th Will that suit you?Those lines of Thoreau's were beautiful.[Ever?] affectionately yoursKatherine HookerP.S. I was going to end there, when I thought I ought to say a little

[5] 2without further notice. Be perfectly free to say that you had rather wait before going there again, if you feel so.04878


San Francisco

Circa Date

[1910] Sep 17


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0864

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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