[Letter to Miss Herrick.]


[Letter to Miss Herrick.]


John Muir


Kimes Entry Number


Original Date


William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

Miss Herrick had written what she hoped would be a California textbook, entitled "Outdoor Studies in California." She wrote to several prominent people, among whom was John Muir, to ask if she could use their names and recommendations in the promotion of her book. She died before the book was published; however, an heir wrote an article entitled "Grade School Grizzly" using an excerpt from the manuscript and John Muir's letter. In his letter, dated August 16, 1899, he said, "My studies have been mostly on the geology and flora of the state and I know so little of the fauna that I can do but little in launching of the book." Muir then suggested names of professors at Stanford University that he stated would be "better than mine for such a book." After wishing her well he said, "If you care to come to Martinez, I'll be glad to see you. I am now trying to write a little book on the forests of the West [Our National Parks]."


California Historical Society Quarterly, v. 25, no. 2


pp. 178-179



[Letter to Miss Herrick.]



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