to publish a "Muir Number" of the University of California Magazine. You surely will not say no to us, for nothing will give us or our readers more pleasure than to collect together, in one complete number, all that we can regarding the many beautiful things you have done for the West. We will honor your beloved Sierras, your forests, and birds in honoring
2305 Fulton Street
erkeley, August 27th.
My dear Mr Muir:
Knowing that you may be very far away, and that it will be a long time before you receive my letter, I have written to your wife asking her to grant us permission
you and I am sure you will sympathize with us in our desire to turn the minds and hearts of Californians toward their great and good men and their beautiful country.
Professor Bradley and your friend Miss Graydon are to write the principal articles, and I with Mr. Keith and others of your friend's help, am to have a little say as a student. We are to have the new photographs of the Sierras that Mr. Le Conte took this summer.
Were it not too presumptious we would ask for a letter, a few lines written in the essay spirit from you. May I suggest such a thing? Among your papers is there not something short and unpublished that we may have?
Most cordially yours
Original letter dimensions: 15.5 x 20 cm.
Bell, Mary, "Letter from Mary Bell to John Muir, [ca 1897]." (1897). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2050.
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