Katharine Hooker


John Muir


[4]the week I think.Affectionately yoursKatharineDon't you think you had better call me Katharine instead of Mrs Hooker?426[1][letterhead]Sept 26My dear Mr MuirThere is quite a pile of manuscript of yours in the "Palace-Garret" as you used to call it. I judge it is all a part of the book I like to think you wrote there. "My Boyhood and Youth."Shall I send it to you by package post?05279

[2]I am working slowly through the dismantling of this old house, and now it is almost empty, swept, but not garnished.I sit in the room you used to have and am sometimes a little sad that I shall probably never inhabit again The garden looks very beautiful.[3]But a sweet lovely woman is going to live in it. that Mrs. Jones (the Nevada senator's wife) whose bonnet you admired because it was a little bed of flowers which seemed to sprout out of the whole surface.Marian is still in New York, Ellie is here with me. I shall stay here till the end of


Los Angeles

Circa Date

[1912] Sep 26


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1343

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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