Katharine [Merrill] Graydon


John Muir



You will understand my repeating this request, will you not? I only have my heart set upon your seeing and being seen by this recent friend of mine.
Come early before a possibility of being lost in Berkeley business.

Your friend

Katherine Graydon

Sept. 10. 1896.

[in margin: 959]

Sept. 10, 1896

2530 College Ave.


Dear Mr. Muir,


I have just written you a note to Martinez, and now it occurs to me that you may be in the city a few days and so I send this in Mr. Keith's care.
On Saturday eve. next, (12th) I give a company of University people to meet Mrs. [Fowler?] and I bidtoher "au revoir."
This Lady of N.Y. City in a



friend of your friends, Mr. & Mrs. Johnson, and does not see how he can return next Tuesday without seeing "Mr. John Muir," which inability so for had been the one disappointment of her California visit.
She is a very rare woman, men, an [Carob?][Bougereau], the Duke of Devonshire, various Oxford professional have stepped far out of their way to do her honor. Indeed, you will be repaid for the effort of meeting her,


And this is the last opportunity. Do come & let nothing prevent. Come just as you are, and Mrs. Bettis & I will be pleased to have you our guest for the night. I expect the Andersons also to spend the night.
Indeed, I want you far more than I can express in this written forum. Don't disappoint me, I beg you.
Mrs. Fowler knows Prof. Sargent and somebody else of your Commission.


Berkley [Calif.]

Date Original

1896 Sep 10


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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

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