Herbert W. Gleason


John Muir


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HERBERT W. GLEASONILLUSTRATED LECTURES ON TRAVEL ANDNATURE STUDY83 PINCKNEY STREET. BOSTON. MASS.Our National ParksYellowstone ParkYosemite ParkGlacier ParkMr. Rainier ParkGrand Canyon of ArizonaLuther Burbank and his Wonderful Plant ProductionsEll Camino Real - a Tour Among the Old Spanish MissionsThe Gardens and Deserts of Southern CaliforniaYosemite Valley and the Big TreesCamping and Tramping with the Sierra Club in the High SierrasAlong the California CoastTrees and Wild Flowers of CaliforniaHetch-Hetchy and the Grand Canyon of the TuolumneVolcanic Peaks of the Pacific Coast AlaskaThe Canadian Alps In the Heart of the Selkirks Rambles in the Canadian Rockies At the Sources of the Columbia River Wild Flowers of the Canadian RockiesIn Thoreau's Country The Maine Woods Wild Flowers of New England Cape CodRambles in Bird-land Among the Wild Flowers Mushrooms and Other Fungi Glacier StudiesThe Ocean The PrairieThe DesertJohn Muir:" I told the audience that you had a perfect horror of making a speech yourself, and next to that you hated to be talked about. But I patched together a few stories that I had heard you tell, and while it was a poor job Mr. Mills and his guests seemed very much pleased.We were delighted to have this opportunity to see so much of Mr. Mills. His visit with us last winter was a memorable one, but in his own home we came to know him much bettor and to value more truly his worth.We are very much saddened just now over the death of Bradford Torrey. You probably saw the announcement. He died at Santa Barbara, Oct. 7, after an illness of only three days. He had been troubled for a year, so we have learned, with diabetes, though no one supposed that it was anything serious. His funeral was held yesterday at South Weymouth, his native town. I went out to the services, which were simple but very impressive. An old friend of many years standing, Rev. John G. Taylor, made a most appreciative address. I asked him afterwards to write it out for The Boston Transcript. He said ho would do so, and if he does I will send you a copy.I have Just been reading the manuscript of Mr. Torrey's last book which Houghton Mifflin Co. have asked me to illustrate. It is entitled, "Field Days in California," and describes his bird-hunting experiences at Santa Barbara, San Diego, Paso Robles, Monterey, Yosemite Valley, etc. It is a most charming book, and you must surely read it when it is published.I hope you are well and that the summer has passed pleasantly with you. Let us hear from you, when you arc in the mood for writing, and if at any time we can do any errands for you in this part of the world, be sure and command us. Above all, do not forget your promise to give us a visit if you come to Boston.With love from us both,Faithfully yours,[illegible]05287



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1912 Oct 21


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 1371

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