Katharine Hooker


[John Muir]


[4]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[1][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

[2]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 you[3]can 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."


Los Angeles

Circa Date

[1912] May 4


Original letter dimensions: 17.4 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0947

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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