[Charlotte Hoffmann]


Louie Strentzel Muir


Oakland, 518-27th Street, My dear Mrs. Muir, You need not worry, for Mr. Sutton tells me it is not necessary that Wanda shall be here until the fifteenth, or even the seventeenth, if she prefers. The Chairman of the special students committee, the one who is to take Professor Bradley’s place, has not yet been appointed, so nothing can be done. Wanda is to bring her letter with her when she comes down, and Mr. Sutton says he is sure the new Chairman will admit her on Professor Bradley’s recommendation, even if she is not yet twenty – one. What you saw about the necessity of filing recommendations to-days does not include Wanda, as it refers only to regular or limited students, not specials. Miss Head has never been as busy as she has been to-day, so I could not talk with her for more than a few minutes. There were parents at the school all day, and most of them from a distance, so they had to be attended to first. But she will give Wanda the recommendations, unless there had been a law passed by the university saying she cannot unless Wanda has graduated from her school, and we know of no such law. But Miss Head thinks Wanda would be very much happier in her college work if she first finished all of her predatory work and entered as a regular student next August, that is, in a year. She might finish and do a little work at college, too, and would receive credit for that work after she entered as a regular. I really think it might be the best plan, Mrs. Muir, she will have mathematics and pysics and latin and she could take two courses at the University, I think. But then there will be time enough to talk it over when Wanda comes home. She can easily enter the work at Miss Head’s then if she wants to, and


Oakland, CA

Circa Date

circa 1900


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

No date to Mrs Muir

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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