George G. Kip


Geo[rge] G. Kip


John Muir




Augt 10th 1897

My dear Professor Muir,

We returned yesterday from the Yosemite, leaving left one day earlier as we found we could do so by early rising and long stageing. We took the Eagle Point Trail one day and the Glacier Point Trail the next day and did the drive in the valley on the afternoon of our arrival so we have done very well for the time we had to spare. The Yosemite is certainly very grand; El Capitan and the Half Dome are superb. The falls are beautiful, the Bridal Veil being the most delicate and




exquisite I have ever seen. The drive from Raymond to Warooad is the most uninteresting and disagreeable I ever experienced but the grand views from the Trails we took repays one. I cannot say how much we all regret not seeing you, in fact we felt as if we have missed one of the great features of our trip, but if you come East you must give us a couple of days of your time at Morristown, as we all long to see you again. While in Portland we met Mr. Geo. H. Haines whose card I enclose, he took us personally to Fairmount, the heights 1200 feet



above the City where we could see Mt. Ranier, St. Helens, Adams, Hood & Jefferson from one point, in addition to over 100 miles of the Columbia River; the flora surpassed anything I have ever seen; and, as Mr.Haines is an entusiast on this spot, he requested me to urge you to call on him the first time you were in Portland, so that he might have the pleasure of taking you in person to this charming spot. I fear to enclose the photograph of the "baby tree" in this letter as it may be broken but I will try to get a mailing envelope for it and send it to you before




I leave. Let me know to Morristown if it reaches you in good condition. and now I must for myself and children say adieu but with the earnest hope that you will acept our invitiation to visit us at our home in Morristown.

Truly yours

Geo. G. Kip



San Francisco

Date Original

1897 Aug 10


Original letter dimensions: 22 x 14 cm.

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Reel 09, Image 1012

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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