or glad for any one - there are [waves?] of sadness in the air.With every possible kind feeling from both father and myself believe meMost cordially yoursKatharine Herrin2580 BroadwayMy dear Mr Muir -I was so glad to get your photograph. It was most kind of you to send it to me. I appreciate it more than any thing you could have thought of to give me. It is like you and that is not all - there is a bit of soul thrown in somehow that seldom is caught in a photograph05888
which makes it unusual also the kind words and your autograph all combined to make it [very?] valuable to me.I have been really busy with a housefull of [workemen?] - asking for me eternally. This and a bad cold, have kept me from writing to thank you before.December is living up to its reputation. Is it not cold and bleak and wet?
I want you to be extra careful and keep warm. I hope soon you will find time and inclination to come and see us again. I like so much listening to you and father talk. Its blowing a gale as I write and the old fog horn seems to be [waking?] up all its relations and the whole family of them are dismally wailing together.Christmas this year cannot be gay
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 29.5 cm.
Herrin, Katharine, "Letter from Katharine Herrin to John Muir, [ca. 1914 Dec]." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6696.
Reel 22, Image 0845
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