[Katharine Hooker]


John Muir


[1][Mrs. Hooker]Los Angeles, August 7thMy dear John MuirYour letter of the 2nd of August comes to me this morning and makes me sad. You have been overworking quite wickedly and now without any rest for recuperation you are starting off on this arduous journey. I do hope all may go well with you, but you don't take any care of yourself and it troubles those who love you.I am writing you from bed where I have been for a week and where I am likely to be kept some days longer. Marian came down here yesterday and joins with the05091

[2]local doctor in keeping me in confinement. I am obedient but I am so unused to being ill that it goes hard. I have not been ill in bed for a day since Marian was a little girl. I have no fever now and seem to be improving day by day, but it is slow.As soon as I am allowed, I shall go north with Marian, and I hope, (for two or three weeks,) to the Lake Tahoe region. Then she wants to begin work again in the "Children's Hospital of San Francisco. She will not live in the hospital, so I am to make some kind of a home for her there. The engagement lasts till the first of December.


Los Angeles

Circa Date

[1911] Aug 7


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0566

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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