Dahabeah Dongola. Feb. 4.My dear friendJust as I was beginning to write, your greeting of January 6th came. It was good to have it. There is nothing better than the love of friends in this blundering world is there? It keeps our hearts warm.I'd like to think of you away from a "lonely den" and by the fireside of some home you enjoy. But then I'd like too, to appear in your study and have us sit by the fire, make coffee on the coals, and have a good talk!I can't express to you all I09995
have felt about the Hetch Hetchy. I have grieved more about your long and fruitless labor than any other phase of it. I do not know if you will have seen this editorial from the Springfield Republican, but it pleased me and I send it. There was an excellent one, in the same spirit, in the New York Outlook.We all send you love and greetings from this far away Africa. I sometimes think I am dreaming that I am floating on the hill.Ever affectionately yoursKatharine Hooker
Dahabeah Dongola [Africa]
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 13.5 cm.
Hooker, Katharine, "Letter from Katharine Hooker to [John Muir], [1914 ?] Feb 4." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6488.
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