Charles E. Chapman


John Muir


image preview


Sausalito,Cal.Jan 27 1908.Mr. John Muir,Dear Sir:I am reading your book "Our National Parks." The tone of it leads me to believe, that you will give me information, so that I, too, may climb the mountains of Yosemite.The facts of my case are as follows. I am obliged to go East this summer and probably will not return. I feel that it would be sacrilege to leave California without having seen something of Yosemite and the big trees. For this purpose, I have at the most two weeks time (say early in July) and about $150 for my wife and myself. My wife and I are both 27, and as strong and healthy as we well could be. Mountain climbing is my great passion, and she has shown herself fully able to keep up with me. For example, she walked with me to Mt Hamilton and back from San Jose, stopping overnight at04045


Sausalito [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Jan 27


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0120

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 1


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