In another week we shall go to San Francisco and try to get the little shelter there in order, and a week after that Fred and Alice will probably go east for three months.Im affectionately yoursKatharine Hooker[letterhead]May 4My dear friendBoth your letters have come and if I get all your affectionate wishes for me bring why I shall have much more than I deserve!I'm not proud of being so busy, on09999
the contrary I am rather ashamed of it. One might so order one's life so that serenity would reign--unless there were a grief that destroyed peace.I felt it was like you to buy that old home so full of memories. But it is full of emptiness now and I do not see how youcan make it sufficiently inhabited to keep loneliness away.Marian and I have been hoping you would get through the press of that accumulation of letters and come back to this other home.Marian says, "Tell him I am very glad he is safely back and I look forward with pleasure to seeing him."
Original letter dimensions: 17.4 x 22.5 cm.
Hooker, Katharine, "Letter from Katharine Hooker to [John Muir], [1912 ?] May 4." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6260.
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