Marian o.Hooker


John Muir


[1]No better matched pair of workers can be found[letterhead]August 7 1911My dear Mr. Muir,My hospital work being at last finished, I came back to Los Angeles yesterday to find out how mother was behaving. Her indisposition will only keep her in bed a few days longer I think, and then we may start northward.Your letter to her came this morning. I wish we might hear of you rested and feeling well before you start off on your travels. Maybe the steamer trip will be in itself a rest and pleasure to you. You ought to be a good sailor if experience05090

[2]hardens one in that line. I hope that your trip will be one of much pleasure to you throughout, and we look forward to hearing of it from you in person on your return.Ellie and Maude have just come back from their trip to Tahiti, both full of interest. Ellie looking well, Maude thinner from her continued sea-sickness but improving since her landing. They are still in the region of San Francisco. My uncle Osgood and his wife we2 [3][letterhead]bullied into a trip to Yosemite this summer. He regretfully turned his face from his ere-adored Tahoe--and faced the scorching trip into the valley nobly--to be as completely won over to the wonderful country as heart could wish. He proposes camping trips there next summer.My future lies immediately (as mother has told you) in work at another hospital for the end of this year, and05090

[4]after that, is indefinite, but whatever I do hinges first and foremost on the fact that she and I are not to be separated. Europe or medicine or civic work or a laboratory, she is to be lady patron while I oil the wheels!With warm wishes for the success and happiness of your trip, I am as everYour friend Marian O. HookerOur standing address in the north is 3255 Pacific Ave, San Francisco Cal.


Los Angeles

Date Original

1911 Aug 7


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 15.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0570

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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