Katharine Hooker


John Muir


[4]you call me Katharine Hooker on an envelop why should you call me Mrs Hooker face to face? Why not Katharine?[1][letterhead]May 7 (1912)My dear Mr MuirThere is a present for you in this [house?] and anybody who sees it desires to steal it, but I shall hold onto it for you if I am able to defend it. Would you like to know10000

[2]what it is that provokes such cupidity? Well, it is a portrait of you by Alvin Langdon Coburn, most celebrated of photographers. As it is framed and measures 13 x 10 inches, I shall not forward it, but keep it here for you. It is a[3]very good, sympathetic likeness--so we all think.I hope you are happy and that you have disposed of at least a part of that portentous talus.[Ever?] yoursKatharine HookerBy the way, if


Los Angeles

Circa Date

[1912] May 7


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0961

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.


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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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