Anna R. Dickey
shall see you in our little home, although I fancy Los Angeles will not see so much of you now the dear Hookers are making their home in San Francisco.I am quite desolate over the thought that next year Ellie girl will go with them. She and Maude are to be my guests at a concert tomorrow to hear a very good Irish singer, McCormick by name. I see all too little of them even so nearDear Mr Muir,I cannot tell you how much pleasure your letter and the enclosed "appreciation" in Spanish gave us. I think it was my very first letter from a South American port. Donald longed to be with you and to be starting for Africa. I am glad you were not disappointed in your quest of the wonderful tree. We talk of you often and of the time when we05113
at hand as without Mrs Hooker's machine, it is hard to get back and forth. Donald seems to be gaining slowly, but all too slowly and cannot walk or ride much. He has grown enthusiastic over his bird studies and does nothing else but read, write and photograph them. He has taken most interesting photos that require infinite patience.I am so happy to have a home at last and keep as busy as a bee. Mr Millard is much better since the holidays which is good news to his friends. You will see by enclosed Poor Mr Brown is ailing. He called here just after his return from the east looking badly. I hope he may weather this attack.We have had scarcely any rain all winter, which has given us a wonderful season of sunshine but the hills are brown and the cattle suffering and so we must needs pray for rain although I never
[in margin: M. Dickey](overhad too much sunshine in my life. I am glad I rely on my oaks entirely instead of a garden for my hillside is as hard as cement.Do send us a line as you near home and accept Donald's and my love and best wishes for the success of your entire trip. I haven't your address so trust to your publisher and told Mr. Lukens to do likewise.Ever sincerely your friend and trailerAnna A. DickeyBox 70Pasadena(over)05113
Have met an interesting guide from [Chelon?] and have heard as much about that place from you and Dr. Merriam, am disposed to go up there next summer. Will you be back in time to join us if I round up Ellie and the Hookers?
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 25.5 cm.
Dickey, Anna R., "Letter from Anna R. Dickey to John Muir, [ca. 1911] Nov ." (1911). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6196.
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