S. M. Griffin


John Muir


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1216 Chestnut St Oakland 5/19[illegible][15? May ca. 1908]Mr John MuirMuir Stn CalifDear Sir -I have a Son 13 years of age, who I wish him to get a knowledge of Nature Am therefore writing to ask you if you could arrange to take charge of him for a few weeks this summer either at your home or on any trip you may now be contemplating on which you could take him. He is in good health and quite obedient as to manners he is fairly well possessedIn case you can consider this what would be the entire expense for from 2 to 4 weeks?If you will give me a prompt reply I shall [be?] greatly obliged also state if you wish references.Very TrulyS. M. GriffinIsn't this a capitalmonumental proofof the growth ofoutdoorishness?


Oakland [Calif.]

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[ca. 1908 May 15]


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