Katharine Herrin


John Muir


[4]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 Herrin[1]2580 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

[2]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?

[3]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


[San Francisco]

Circa Date

[1914 Dec]


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 29.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0845

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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