F[ranklin] E. Perham


John Muir



April 29, 1899

Mr. John Muir,

Dear Sir,

We have in Berkeley an organization of the public school teachers which has been engaged [during?] the year in securing speakers who have something to say of interest not only to the teachers but to all who are interested in the public schools. It is our desire to hear from John Muir on some topic connected with the Sierras or his experience elsewhere on the Pacific Coast. Can you not give us a date some time in May? I can assure you of a hearty reception. Please let me hear from you stating terms, and date.

Yours truly,

F.E. Perham




My dear Sir

I heartily thank you & the teachers of the Berkley Public Schools for the honor [addressing?] [them?]
I'm truly sorry I cannot [illegible] it. Im sorry I must start for Alaska in a week or two & in the meantime I am hard at work trying to finish on some [illegible] tasks that ought to be completed before I go.

Again, thanking you for the honor.


Berkeley, Calif.

Date Original

1899 Apr 29


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0765

Collection Identifier

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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