Louie Strentzel Muir


Catherine H. Hittell


Dear Mrs Muir My brother left me a note saying that you had kindly sent an invitation to Miss Eastwood and myself to come up to your place next Saturday, April 26th. I fear very much that Miss Eastwood will not be able to go anywhere this month as she is working night and day to get ready her article, on the plants of King River Country, to be printed in the Sierra Club Bulletin for the use of the Sierra Club wanderers who go to King River Canon in June, and I will give her your invitation tomorrow. As I myself I have to finish a story and am in [ ] in other work for Mr Morrow, class, and I also have a debate for the 29th in which I must spend much work. Besides I have some Eastern visitors whom I must look after. You are very very kind and there is nothing that I would enjoy more than to hear you and Mr Muir talk and to see the lovely country round your place. I am hoping that you will allow me to make you a day’s visit in May and Mrs Ellwood [Cerfer ] of Santa Barbara may come to stay with us during that month and that will prevent me from going anywhere. When I came home this evening from a business visit it was too late to telephone to you and tomorrow morning I must go early with my Eastern friends on a trip, therefore I write you this note tonight. Please [examine] the hurry of it. If I find that I have read wrongly the note my brother left for me I will write you again tomorrow. I wish your daughters would come more often to see me, I love them very much. With love to you all I remain Your sincere friend Catherine H. Hittell 808 Turk [St.] April 18th. Miss Eastwood has the telephone in the Academy of Sciences if you wish to ring her up. Adding Academy of Sciences.


[San Francisco, CA]

Date Original



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Resource Identifier

1902 Apr 18 Catherine H Hittell To Mrs Muir

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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