Alice [Spencer Hooker Jones]


John Muir


[letterhead]325 W. AdamsDec 21 1912My dearly Beloved John Muir,Oh! oh! How good of you to write me for our Christmas! So busy you are; The letter goes beside your picture which is in our country Sierra Madre home.You will think it lovely there, too. I know. In our planting, I am trying to remember a great deal about the aristocracy in the vegetable kingdom for you05324

The Larknight shades and pepper trees are outcasts. (you know)We go back and forth in our auto. It agrees with both of us being in the open air.Skylark JonesI shall be so anxious to see your new books "When I was a Boy" we all know and love already. Uncle John was so interested and it gave him the happy idea of writing too.Fred send his regards very best ones. He has so often said "I am going to Mr Funks to look up Mr Muir." We are both looking forward to your next visit south.With loveAlways "Alice the Lark"[Mrs Fred Hooker (Alice Spenser) Jones]


Los Angeles

Date Original

1912 Dec 21


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1493

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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