Katharine [Merrill] Graydon


John Muir




I want to hear of your visit East & North, and may not now send my sympathy for the loss which is never a light one! It must be a matter of great gratitude that you were led to that bedside as you were. Surely the divine hand was in that you gave the judge's friends much pleasure, as you must know.
I beg of you now to add much to mine by coming Sat: eve; surely it will not be a hard thing to do.

Love to all.

Your friend

[in margin: Katharine Graydon Sept. 10th.]


2580 College Ave.

Berkeley, Cal.

Dear Mr. Muir

I see in today's paper that you are returned from your northern trip and I am glad of it for I want something of you.
Will you not come down to some company of [University?] people I give on Saturday evening next (12th) to meet Mrs. Fowler? This lady of N.Y. City has



has been spending the summer in Berkeley, returns next Tuesday, and is a friend of your friends Mr. & Mrs. Johnson. She does not see how she can go back without seeing "Mr. John Muir."! I want you to meet each other more than I can say; indeed, there is reward in going many miles to meet a woman so fine, so rare.
It will give Mrs. Bettis as well as myself, great


pleasure to have you our guest for the night. A room will be waiting for you. I also hope to keep the Andersons that night. Do come, you need not open your mouth unless you wish, so you can never feel or say there is any put up job about this. Come over from the city just as you are & at what hour you please, but come before dark, as you are not particularly well versed in getting about this benighted


Berkley [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1896] Sep 18


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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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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