Henry F. Osborn
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY,77TH STREET AND EIGHTH AVENUE.NEW YORK, 5 October, 1904.DEPARTMENT OFVERTEBRATE PALAEONTOLOGYMy dear Mr. Muir:On our return from a wonderful trip abroad we find your letter of July 16th. I write to say that we are all well and happy. Our older daughter, Virginia, is engaged to be married, and we are looking forward to this event with great interest. My older son is a senior at Princeton, and the second son enters there next year.I enjoyed your letter intensely. The picture of your journeys fills me with envy. I often recall the passage which you quoted to us from Goethe,Keep not standing, fixed and rooted, Briskly venture, briskly roam.One reason I should like to live to be a hundred years old is to be able to see more of the planet than I am likely to. My chief duty now seems to be to publish the results of the wonderful discoveries we are making in the West. You will find popular articles of mine in the September and November Century.Do come and see us on top of the mountain at Castle Rock. It is still wilder and more in the forest than Wing and Wing.With warmest greetings from Mrs. Osborn, and trusting you will pardon a typewritten letter, I amAlways faithfully yours,[illegible]Mr. John Muir.03454
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 20.5 cm.
Reel 14, Image 0596
Copyright status unknown
Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.
John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle