John Muir


John Muir


[Katharine Hooker]


1525 Formosa Ave.,Hollywood, [California],July 2 1912.Dear friend:I was hoping to get another glimpse of you on your return from San Diego until Mrs. Dickey sent word that you had hurried back north. What a load of good work and good pleasure you must be carrying these eventful days. All this southland seems lonely since you left it. From Hollywood the big Eddy science dome is sometimes dimly visible through sea fog and dust, and it marks for me the location of the West Adams home where so many memorable days and weeks and months were spent.I've been at work here on my African and S. American notes, and Mrs. Thompson has made duplicate typewritten copies of them all The Century editor wants three or four articles out of them, but I don't see much readily available magazine stuff in them, excepting perhaps the Amazon, the Araucaria forests of Chile and Brazil, the Mombasa and Zambesi Baobabs, and the Victoria Nyanza. Besides I'm unsettled as yet. Helen's bungalow is too small for word work, and I'm half or more inclined to seek a short rest and try to get rid of mind rust and dust cough in icy Alaska or the ever-blessed Sierra.My love to you, dear friend, and to all who love you.JOHN MUIR[Envelope addressed Katharine Hooker, 3277 Pacific Ave., San Francisco, Cal.]


Hollywood [Calif.]

Date Original

1912 Jul 2


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1083

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


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