[Abbigail A. Allen]


John Muir



of your books again and came on this little trip turning the key on the [illegible] door not leaving for any of my good neighbors to read in my absence. for this I have seen punished for my naughty selfishness.
I shall enclose a copy of [John?] Allens poem on "Sins of Omission" to the little daughter that sent me her Photo and if she so wishes one to the [illegible] brighter sister

Mrs Allen




Dec. 21st

Dear Mr Muir

It was too good of you to so quickly send August the story of the "Dog and the Glacier."
I think you must be in high favor with the Publisher to have found what you asked for so soon And how could you write such a [illegible] story without tears
I have shed tears and could only stopped them


I cried until I assuaged them my tears when I came to the place where you made him the dear beastie worthy of immortality.
The magazine reached Mr. Kay's Bank Saturday morning--Mr. Kay read the and brought the book home to [Hattie?] she read it and after lunch I have read it this day. Sunday. Day [illegible] too sacred for this reading.
The [illegible] cannot this be copied so it can be read over or over again.
It would make a lovely booklet. Does Copyrighting forbid the printing, without permission. When I think of this story villainously cut from my pet copy. I was so incensed I [illegible] I would never loan another volume


Alameda [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1897] 21


Original letter dimensions: 15.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

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Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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