Lucy M. Washburn


John Muir


165 Devine St. [1]

San Jose, Aug. 12. 1892

Mr. John Muir.

Dear Sir:-

When Mr. Allen gave me this letter to you he suggested that if I would call upon you at your home, it would make you less trouble than to answer any questions by letter: and it was then impossible for me to go to Martinez, and has been since. I am [now?] to have a little time at my command [Lowern.?] before our Normal School begins its new term. I [have?] been writing a little paper on the Alaska summer [Tour?], which I took last year



under very favorable auspices. Since I came home, I have studied all I could find about the Muir Glacier: but I find myself very desirous to ask your opinion on one or two points about which there seems a conflict of testimony – I should be glad to know what you rather than all others think on the matter: not simply to have my paper [illegible], but because the Glacier is to me inexp[illegible]ibly interesting. Are you likely to be at home at any time between Aug. 18 and 25? and would it be agreeable that I should



call some day between those dates and talk this matter over with you? – Hoping I am not asking too much.

Very Truly Yours,

Lucy M. Washburn.



…San Jose, [Calif]

Date Original

1892 Aug 12


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0619

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.


1 page



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.