Edward R. Taylor


John Muir


[in margin: Miscellaneous]


December 10. 1897.

My dear Muir

Tom Magee was in my office yesterday, and in speaking of his deliverance from his recent perils & hardships, said he felt that it was due to nature's protection of him by reason of his love for her; that you had told him that the wild apple had more seeds than the cultivated one, etc. I then set to thinking about your own experience


on the glacier with the little dog, and other great perils of yours from all of which you were so fortunately delivered. The result of it all was a sonnet composed last evening, a copy of which I send.
Keith was ill for ten days; but last Saturday was all right. I have not seen him since.


Edward R. Taylor

John Muir

[in margin: I have just seen Keith. He is nearly quite himself again.]


San Francisco

Date Original

1897 Dec 10


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 27.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 1190

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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