John Muir


[William F.] Herrin


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(Copied from rough draft of letter marked Y-10) [ca 24 May 1914] Dear Mr. Herrin: Thanks, thanks, thanks for your everlasting kindness. Ever since that last delightful night at your home I have been lost in Alaska, sinking in moss bogs, jumping logs, rooks, and crevasses, drifting along endless fiords, tracing old wanderings and trying to make something like a book of them. Last Friday Mr. Parsons, one of our faithfulles Sierra Club members died suddenly of heart dilation. I've taken a little more cold in this drizzle weather. As soon as these trouble clouds lift a little I'll gladly spend another reviving night with you and go to your blessed, healing, cheering, Wildwood pines. Ever faithfully yours, J.M. (Rough draft of letter to Mrs. Parsons on same sheet of paper)05753


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

[1914 May 26]


Original letter dimensions: 33 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 22, Image 0335

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