Henrietta S. Thompson


John Muir


[3]Francisco also.I hope you were successful in blocking San Francisco's attempt to use Hetch Hetchy. It was good you could be in Washington to see about it personally. So much better than writing.I wish I might have had the pleasure of seeing you take your degree at Yale. What initials have you added to your name now? Did you[1] Aug 9 911Dear Mr. Muir,I was sorry to learn that it took my letter so long to reach you but it is good to hear from you so soon in reply.I wish I could have helped you finish the Yosemite book. Will05093

[2]it be ready so you can leave it with the publisher when you go away? And are you going to let them have the autobiography now? I knew they would be anxious to get that, for it is just full of all kinds of good things.I telephoned Mrs. Jones a few weeks ago, and she said you had sent her one of your new books "Your First Summer." She was much pleased, but said she had not felt like writing to anyone yet. She is very lonely I think without her Uncle. He left no provision for Northfield Hall so it has been closed. Marian has not been in Los Angelels any since the funeral and Mrs. Hooker was in San

[4]wear the cap and gown? And were you photographed with them? I do hope so.I telephoned Mrs. Sellers. She said that as soon as she learned you had not been notified of her husband's death she wrote Helen for your address, and has since written you and sent you a book. So you will have heard from05093

[5]her by this time.So you are really going to South America! Well, all good luck go with you, and I know you will be perfectly happy if you find plenty of trees and flowers and birds. Be sure to take every care of yourself, and don't stay too long, and let me hear from you if you can sometime. I shall want to know that all is well with you.With loving thoughtsSincerely yours,Henrietta S. ThompsonLos Angeles, CaliforniaAugust 9, 1911(Mrs. Morris Thompson3100 North Griffin Ave.Los Angeles, California)


Los Angeles

Date Original

1911 Aug 9


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0586

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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