Katharine Hooker


John Muir


[4]face already. They are looking for a house. It would be convenient for them to board for a while, but nobody will have a consumptive about.Mrs. Hark the Lark has lately had a letter from you that sounds very busy. You must have found a good deal to do. Is'nt it cold and lonely too?Ever affectionately yoursKatharine Hooker[1][letterhead]Monday MorningDear Mr MuirAfter writing up to you about "Stickeen" for Mr [Thacker?], I concluded to give my last copy (of those you gave me) to another deserving person and send Mr [Thacker?] something else.04517

[2]I weighed the matter carefully in the crevices of time I have just now!The poor Willards have lost their home. It burned to the ground two days ago, a total loss. Is it not too cruel! The fire was caused by a bungling workman from the gas company who caused an[3]explosion in the cellar in some way, they hardly know [how?]. Anyway the house filled with gas, went in about half an [hour?]. I have taken the three of them in here, till they can get their breath and look about them. They are very brave, but it is a sad thing. Charles Willard was working against as heavy odds as he could


[Los Angeles ?]

Circa Date

[1910 Dec 18]


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 1000

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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