warm these days as tho' Christmas candles and New Year resolutions were going to burn brightly forever.I hope you are staying on indeifinitely at 325, it means much comfort to the inmates.Faithfully your friendMarian HookerUniversity of Cal. HospitalSan FranciscoJan. 2, 1911My dear Mr. MuirIt was a great surprise and pleasure to me to receive the book on Italy from you. That beloved country is much in my mind these days as a haven of care-free pleasure and peace--and Hutt[illegible] delightful presentation of
those haunts makes me long more than ever to get back among them for a while. I am very glad you have been at 325 again. It is always such a pleasure to Mother to have you there. The holidays have passed pleasantly with me; full of work with interest and presenting both sides of life. I wonder if suicides are more frequent in the time ofgeneral rejoicing. I watched one poor young thing dying for several days and was glad when her last painful gasp failed, and I saw two gay Xmas trees, the life of them made by the entranced little boys that scampered around, and I have had much in my mind the poor brave Willards facing their loss and his battle with health, and the world is as sunny and
1911 Jan 2
Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.
Hooker, Marian, "Letter from Marian Hooker to John Muir, 1911 Jan 2." (1911). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5984.
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