Eliza Hendricks


John Muir


image preview


in the Forests." Do you remember my sister-in law's mother the old lady whom you met when you were here two years ago? You would enjoy seeing her enjoyment of your book. "Why it is a poem" she exclaims as she reads. "The Mountains of California" is not the kind of book I was looking for however. I thought when you were here, that you were preparing a scientific work--something beyond my capacity. Did you not then intend to write upon the glacialsystem of California or something of that kind? I remember I told you that if you had treasured up scientific knowledge which no one else possessed, you ought to stop "climbing" and put your knowledge in print for the benefit of the world. Is such a book to follow the one we have? I see your Merrill friends occasionally--not so often as I wish however. Janet Moore has been at home some months, and is sufficiently restored in both bodily and mental strength to enjoy her


Indianapolis [Ind]

Date Original



Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.4 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 0829

Copyright Statement

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.

Owning Institution

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.

Page Number

Page 2


John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle