W. Otto Emerson


John Muir


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[letterhead]April 30th 1901Mr John MuirMy dear Sir: -I hardly know how to thank you for the kindly surprise of a copy of your "Maountains of California" It was an act of a man, who I have longed to know, since years ago I began to look for his articles on our grand California mountains, [covered?] with the noble old, colu[ms?] of endless forests. It was to me, in one whos conditions, has not allowed him to commune with the high Seirras, a revelations of unknown beauties. What a well done history you have give to our ball of magic gray feathers cinclus, in his sky high home, of the mountain streams. I have longed year after year, to wander for a season, among thoes high range's of forests, the better to know them, in color and forme, as the true artist soul feels, all there beaittie as thay set on thoes mighty slopes of granit gray,02859


Haywards. Calif.

Date Original

1901 Apr 30


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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