John Muir


John Muir


[Katharine] Graydon


[Original letter returned to Miss Katharine M. Graydon]Martinez, May 10, 1912.Dear Katie Graydon:It doesn't seem long since you used to visit me in my dark room laden with spring flowers and you must know that a visit to you now would he according to my own heart. But, alas, how Fate drives us and keeps us apart. Were we to follow our hearts in visiting friends we could do no more work either in the fields or at our desks. How do you spend vacations? Do you never plan to come west to visit friends ere they vanish. I'm alone in my library den trying to clear away a huge talus of letters a year high accumulated while I was in South America and Africa. Wanda lives in the adobe with her three little boys, and Helen in Los Angeles with her baby boy, who is just learning to walk.Love to you all, dear Katharine,Ever faithfully your friend,JOHN MUIR[Envelope addressedMiss Katharine M. Graydon, 303 Downey Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind.]05194


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1912 May 10


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0981

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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