John Muir


John Muir


[Henry Fairfield] Osborn


Martinez, Apr. 30, 1899

My dear Prof. Osborn,

Mrs. Osborns letter of the 9th of this month was answered by mine of about the same date-all but the loving kindness of it, I did not accept the invitation to go north until I received your letter. How grand it would be could you go, I got the name of the head of the party only two days before the arrival of your letter & you may be sure I was glad to get your information. To think you should know I was going and with whom before I did!
Now since our spring trip to Yosemite is off Can we not go in August. It will be late for the Valley but just right for the High Sierra back of it. I'll go if yon come and take my girls if Mrs Osborn is with us to care for them.
Have a letter for me at Seattle & write again here before I go.

With kindest regards ever yours

John Muir



Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1899 Apr 30


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0771

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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