Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[David Douglass]

Transcription

[Copied from a Journal of Mr. David Douglas, Edinburgh]

[Original in possession of Miss S. B. Douglas, Edinburgh]

Martinez, California,

January 4, 1897.

My dear Sir:
br>I have received from you Lord Roseberry's two addresses on our immortal poet, for which and the good wishes inscribed I sincerely thank you. How surely the fame of our Burns is growing over all the world and always with deeper admiration and love. The St. Andrew's Society of San Francisco are about to erect a monument for him in the largest of the public parks.
I have wandered far and wide this last summer, from New York to Alaska, mostly for the sake of the forests. How gladly I would have re-visited Scotia once more. The pleasure of my last visit is still fresh in mind, and much of it I owe to you. That John Brown evening was one of the very best of my life. I am now pegging away at another book, but make slow progress, suffering endless Interruption. I wish I could send you something you would care for from this wild country. Whenever I can serve you, let me know. Our hills are all green already: the grass is getting tall, and some of the earliest flowers are in bloom, though the grand range of the Sierra is solid white for five hundred miles along the east side of the state, and thence along the Cascades and the mountains of Alaska. The snow is continuous to the end of the continent.
Happy New Year to you and all yours I cordially wish you.

Ever faithfully yours,

John Muir

Location

Martinez, Calif

Date Original

1897 Jan 4

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir09_0589-trans.tif

File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0589

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

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.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

1 page

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