what she lost. She would send you her love if she were up - I am writing in the early morning before the rest of the family are stirring.
With affectionate regards -
My dear Mr Muir
I felt so very sorry for you when I received your letter that I do not know how I could have failed to write at once and say so, but the [crowding?] duties of these days have
made me delay
I had hoped that your daughter Helen's health was quite restored and that you would have no more serious anxiety about her, and now the trouble is renewed and you must again leave your home and go in search of help for her. I do trust that she will
respond quickly to the dry air you find for her and that the time of exile may not have to be as long as you fear.
Marian is at home on a vacation and looking quite blooming, but she still has to be looked after, that she may take enough rest and [store?] up strength again to take the place of
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.
Hooker, Katharine, "Letter from Katharine Hooker to John Muir, [1908 ?] Jan 3." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5221.
Reel 17, Image 0021
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