John Muir


Louie [Strentzel Muir]


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Then I recognized him. it was Irwin the artist. Then General McDo[illegible]s son joined us & we had a pleasant California evening. Irwin said he recognized me by my head which he had sketched as you know some twenty years ago in Yosemite, I enquired whether he still had the sketch He said he had it in his studio & when I told him that you were curious to see it, he at once said that he would take pleasure in presenting it to you. only he was sorry it was not a better & more carefully ex[illegible]ted picture. So I went to his studio next day & gained possession of it for you. The art critic [Sturgis?] took me out to dine at the Century Club one evening where I met a number of well known literary men etc Here at the Players & the Century Editorial rooms I met Mark Twain, Aldritch the poet, Chas Dudley Warner Judge Howland & many others of less note. With Warner I had a long talk on Yosemite & forest affairs last evening. He promised to do all he could to help us, & seemed surprised to learn the methods of the Yo Commissioners. Rudyan Kippling is another notable Im to see. Had a pleasant talk with Jude Howland last evening. So glad your better. Love to all Kisses to the babiesEver yours John Muir


New York

Date Original

1893 Sep 28


Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1371

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Page 2


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