Katharine M. Graydon


John Muir


at the age of 15 amid the weary never-ending labor of the farm the realm of poetry began to open to him like the dawn of a glorious day


Monday Morning.

Dear Mr. Muir,

Will you and Mrs. Muir run your eyes over this [M.S.?] to see if there is anything objectionable in it? Please speak plainly, [and?] anything you wish, and add also what it lacks. I know it is [illegible], My pen is so stiff and awkward and [illegible]trained. I must ask you to return it at once. I must have it by Friday or the editor will get after me. Love to all.


Katharine M. Graydon

[in margin: the pictures came. Thank you.]


[Oakland, Calif ?]

Circa Date



Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0738

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

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