Katharine Bennett Gorrill


John Muir


[2]pleased with your thought of me that he telephoned to me as soon as he reached the office. The same afternoon we went off on a trip for two days and had such fun planning what we should buy. - First of all we are to get your books and maybe when you come to[1]Dear Mr MuirI'm sure I don't know how to tell you how much pleasure I have already had and am going to have in the more than generous gift you sent me through Will. He was so04922

[3]see me you will write in that. Then we are to buy a rug for the new home. This will help to give you a feeling of "at home" here and we hope that you will come and enjoy it with us. We have a spare room and you will always be welcome.Please remember me to Helen. I trust she is improving every day.Will and I both send our heartiest thanks to you and more appreciation of your wanting to give us something than I can express.Ever sincerelyKatharine Bennett Gorrill


[Berkeley, Calif.]

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Original letter dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 1040

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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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