Catherine H. [Katie C.H.] Hittell


John Muir


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[Page 1] March 14th 1894 Dear friend Mr. Muir, Some months ago when I had the pleasure of meeting you at Mrs. John Vance Cheney’s house I heard you make a most eloquent defense of nearly all Nature’s lower creations even including the noxious rattle snake. That speech of yours gives me the courage to write to you asking your help to save the meadow larks. The markets are full of the poor plucked bodies of those beautiful songsters. (At most of the French restaurants, at present, a dish


[San Francisco, Calif.]

Date Original

1894 Mar 14


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 11 cm.

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1894 Mar 14 C H Hittell to JM

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MSS 301 Shone

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