Emilie T. Y. Parkhurst


[Jeanne C. Carr]



San Francisco, Dec. 5 1891

Dearest of friends:

Can you not write for us a biographical sketch of John Muir such as you outlined when I was visiting you: — one taken from his letters largely? I would like to publish it before the Century publishers the one by my father if possible. I have written to the Cosmopolitan and they promise an early appearance of your article : but that may mean some months yet. If we could afford the fifty dollars I would withdraw it from there & publish it in ours : but we cannot just yet. We can pay you about $25 for the Muir article. Will you do it? I am so grieved to learn that you have been ill, but trust that you are better again. Did you ever mail me the Doctor’s book? I never received it : but as you


wrote saying it would be sent by the same mail, I felt afraid of its possible miscarriage. I will have a copy of the Holiday magazine to send you in a few days. Have the winter excursionists begun to pour in yet? Take good care of yourself and God bless you.

Lovingly your friend

Emelie T. Y. Parkhurst.



Californian Illustrated Magazine.

San Francisco, Cal.


San Francisco

Date Original

1891 Dec 5


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0403

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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