Katharine M[errill] Graydon


John Muir


[in margin: 811]


May 2nd 1894

Dear Mr. Muir,

It is a good many months since your letter came telling of your summering of last year, and I have all this time been waiting until I might sit down quietly and [talk?] to you by way of answer. Such a time seems not to come, but I am nevertheless, going to send you a note from the School house, while every class is [digging?] away at a Latin examination.
Next Tuesday eve. my Uncle Col. Merrill, is to be here and to talk to the Longfellow Club at Berkeley, expose some



observations during his three years in India. Can't you come down that evening? I want so much to have him see you, as well as you him. He will be with us only [over?] night.
I have been all the winter at Berkeley where, under shadow of the University I might carry on my Greek studies. Much has offered of advantage & pleasure. It has been a terribly full year, but one for which I am grateful.
All at home are in usual healths, and affairs generally in statu quo.
How are you all? I often wish I knew, from the children down to what once


were little dogs. Give every one my love, don't forget [illegible].
I have found a pleasant home in Mrs. Chas. Wilkinson's family, but May & June [illegible] am to change for the summer as the Wilkinsons migrate to their Ranch. I go to Mrs. Bettis, 2530 College Ave.
Now do come down Tuesday eve. Can't you bring Wanda and let her stay with me? Tell Mrs. Muir I will take the best care of the child.
I write hastily, but wish affection to all.

Your friend,

Katharine M. Graydon

My address is simply

Berkeley, Cal.


[Berkeley, Callif]

Date Original



Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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