Creator

M. H. Myrick

Creator

M. H. Myrick

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

[letterhead]

Dec. 14, 1897

My dear Mr Muir-

The other day some friends of ours who are readers and have traveled inquired, "Do you know the man who wrote about the Stickeen dog?" We said yes, we are glad to know him--he has told that story at our house. Well," said our friends, "the next time he comes to you, you must let us meet him for we want to see and know a man who can write such a charming story." That, coming from such people, is praise, for they are bright people. We tell this to you, because we know your Scotch level head will not be turned.
And then that article about the American Forests_ I am sure it will have effect. Mr. Runcie is going to Washington to meet [Cal?] Young_ and he will use that article with members of Congress.
Last October, in a speech before the Unitarian Club here on the Hawaiian question, I used your frontispiece to "Mountains of California," as a text, and I think with effect. I sent to you a copy of the pamphlet, so that you might know of my "piracy."
As to the dog story, I recollect I urged you to write it up, for I wanted others to know it. While,in print,it does not, of course, possess the charm of delivery in your quaint way, yet it is fine - as our friends appreciate.
Said Oliver Twist, "more_more!"

Your friend

M H Myrick

02372

Location

San Francisco

Date Original

1897 Dec 14

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir09_1206-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 1206

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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.

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