Katharine Merrill Graydon
Aug 5 91
1006 – 16th st.
Dear Mr. Muir,
Do you remember the name of one you knew as a child? At one time California was to me only a space on the map which furnished a house to the one who [loved?] flowers and [illegible], and who taught some Indianapolis children to do the same.
Now my eyes are seeing this great state and they hope to see you, if you are ever in the city and can find it convenient to call. I came out, at the kind invitation of a cousin, to spend the summer vacation, - to find strength of body and spirit. In the wonderful Yosemite I stood for ten days and at different points have feasted my sight upon mountain and ocean. So much do I desire to
linger here, that I am trying to find a position to teach which will enable me to do so. As I write, I am wondering if you know of any and if in some way you can help me in this direction. I am not as [firing?], but will take what will keep me, if I can only stay awhile. Again I ask, if you are near here and can call, that you give me the pleasure. While I do not know
your family, I still wish to be remembered.
Katharine Merrill Graydon.
August 5th, 1891.
1891 Aug 5
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.
Graydon, Katharine Merrill, "Letter from Katharine Merrill Graydon to John Muir, 1891 Aug 5." (1891). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 98.
Reel 07, Image 0239
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