Henry F. Osborn


Henry F. Osborn


John Muir



[maga-]zine. I shall look forward to the others. No, my book is not as Big as the 'Silva'-but it is big enough! I never have it off my mind for a moment day or night.
My wife leans over my shoulder to say 'Give him my love'. Your invitation to the Yosemite will not be forgotten. therefore - always

Faithfully your firend

Henry F. Osborn


November 18th 1897


My dear Prof. Muir,

We were very happy to hear from you again, in such a long delightful letter. and learn of your Alaskan journey. The Osborns and chickarees are all blooming--staving off as late as possible the return to New York and clinging to the country until Thanksgiving is over. We have you and your glacier always before us in the explorer's corner of my library-panels, under Humboldt. And the mem-



on the Laramie plains. I visited four of our bone hunting camps. With great success. My wife and I took the tour of Detroit and Toronto for the American and British Associations in the latter part of August, met many people and enjoyed it greatly.
I am glad you saw the [cape?] article. I especially enjoyed your Atlantic 'forest' article which is grand. It ought to be distributed as a campaign document by the hundred thousand. Too few people outside of the 'Hub' see the Atlantic although it is an admirable mag-


[mem-]ory of our sunlit trip is as fresh as yesterday. I sent a large party of my students to Sitka this summer. and as you probably read they were wrecked and lost almost everything on the way home. I do not know whether they will have the grit to go back. We are all settling down in our wonderful new laboratories, but every man of us gets off into the wilds of real life during the summer. I took a flying Rocky Mt trip in May and was in at the discovery of a grand old dinosaur


[New York]

Date Original

1897 Nov 18


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 1156

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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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