Penelope H. Bingenheimer


John Muir


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[4]on the subject.I have a daughter Gertrude who, like me, loves nature, mountains and travel. She went to the Coast with me and would listen with delight to many passages from your Books.She said one day Mother I know why he wasn't afraid way up on that mountain because he was so full of Love for every teenty weenty thing" I helped her arrange her dool house a recent rainy morning. One room she hung with sea shells and eucalyptus buds and put a quaint little [Keepe?] man in possession. "Now she said Mother tha's my John Muir[1]1912MilwaukeeDear Mr MuirIs there not a saying to the effect that he who plants a tree needs no marble monument erected to his memory?Appropo of this I want to tell you that from the mountains I retain in my minds eye to the humblest native flower here in Wis everything in nature has grown dearer to me since reading your Books. I read "The Mountains of Cal." in April. Then "Our Nat'l Parks" and now have your latest book on the Yosemite05345


Milwaukee [Wisc.]

Date Original

[ca. 1912 ?]


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 1573

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