Flavel Simonson


Flavel Simonson


John Muir


Sterling Ill. Aug 28, 1897

Prof. John Muir

Dear Sir_

Myself and others expect to send a committee to the coast of Alaska to look for a lead-gold-mine that can be bought.
If you will kindly give us some information where to look for such property we will remember you with a block of full-paid stock in our Co. when organized and will also thank you for such information as you choose to give.
Without other apology for this familiarity I will say that the excitement of gold discovery prompts acts otherwise discourteous.

Yours truly

Flavel Simonson

Get rich quick letter



Sterling, Ill.

Date Original

1897 Aug 28


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 1064

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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