Katharine Hooker


John Muir


[4]have been able to welcome you there!I do not know how long it is since you have had news of us. I wrote to the address you gave me in Africa as soon as I received it but it may not have reached you. Marian is still in Cincinnati and expects to stay there for another month working in Dr. Fischer's laboratory. Then she will come back to San Francisco and[1][letterhead]March 29To think that you should have landed in New York and found no letter waiting from me! I had no idea you could get there so soon. When your letter came the other day you were about to start off for some wild spot in Africa05165

[2]and not till you had explored that were you to return to this country. You did not give any date and I thought you would be much longer on the way. Yesterday I read in a common, everyday newspaper that you had arrived! I am glad. I was afraid illness would overtake you somewhere on your dark journeyings.[3]I fancy all sorts of strange inscrutable dangers hiding in the swamps and forests you have been wandering in. I wonder which proofs you are now going to be busy correcting in New York.As you see, I am again in Los Angeles. I came down here two weeks ago. Three weeks ago I was in New York, and if I had only staid a little longer should

[5][letterhead]2I will go up and meet her there. We will stay at my brother's house for a little while, long enough to give us time to fit up the little house I have bought next door to him, and then I suppose we shall move into it and set up housekeeping.Alice and Fred Jones05165

[6]are here. They take care of the place when I am away, and get it ready when I send word that I am coming, so that it is very easy and convenient for us. [Will?ck] looks after the garden as usual and Agnes hovers about in her gentle way and keeps things as they should be.[7]You will be busy, but when you have time let me hear how you are.Ever affectionatelyYoursKatharine Hooker


Los Angles

Circa Date

[1912] Mar 29


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0853

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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