Florence Willard


John Muir


[in margin: Florence Willard]Pasadena, CaliforniaThursday January 26, 1911.Dear Dear Mr Muir,Mrs Hooker brought me a wonderful surprise today from you, and I am going to try to tell you at once how dear it was of you to send it to me. I don't believe anything hurt worse than to lose our books and ever since the fire I have gone around thinking of this or that treasured volume that I no longer had. I think one can miss books as much as people, don't you? And now! Now I am going to get some of those that I lost again as well as some that I have always desired, and when I look at my bookshelf I'm going to say those are from Mr Muir!Father has been buying dictionaries, encyclopedias, and standard sets, so the books I buy will be almost entirely single volumes that I have had before and learned to love, or others that I have long wanted, such as Kenneth04946

Graham's "Golden Age" and "Dream Days." When I have made my purchases I'm going to bring you the list so that you will know what I got.I hope that you are well and have gotten over that horrid cold which was troubling you when I was last there.Do they keep a fresh rose in your button hole now? If they don't please let me know and I'll come and put one in for you.Good bye, with much love and many thanks fromyours truly,Florence Willard.485 Vel Rosa Drive,Pasadena


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1911 Jan 26


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0079

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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