Anne H. Colver


Anne H. Colver [Mrs. Henry Clay Colver]


John Muir



I must express my gratitude to you for giving me the joy of meeting him, whom I had long loved, but never hoped to meet.
I want to say one work to you about your story of you and the dog Stickeen on a glacier. I have known people who wanted that in some form by itself. Don't you think it would find a sine sale as one of the


1303-16th Ave. Seattle

August 25th-'99

Dear Mr Muir: -

When I heard the Harriman Expedition was really coming back this way, but not, the steamship company assured me, until the first of Aug., I planned to ha[illegible]t the water front and have a glimpse of you fresh



from your experiences. The Sun. of July 30th, when you came, we had ventured to go accross the lake, Lake Washington, to a spot I wanted to take you and John Burrought. when we returned, we did not find your envelope with your names], as a mischievous boy had taken it away, and I only found it by accident the next


day. I went down town at once but too late for the train and the Elder as well, so whichever way you went I missed it all, and feel it to be all unspeakable loss. I do not like to think of you and John Burroughs standing outside my door, with no welcome to greet you. I never felt my little library more honored than when you and he sat in it.


Christmas books, if brought out early in the fall, so it would be known to be on the market? Do submit it to your publisher and turn a penny for yourself, and let it reach many who did not see it in the magazine. To me it is a classic and when you bring it



out, I am going to ask you to let me send my copy to you for your signature.
I hope I am not too bold in suggesting your bringing it out, and feel confident if you do you will have no


regrets. I am always glad to have known you, and hope we may meet again

I am cordially

Anne H. Colver

To Mr John Muir

Martinez Cal.


Mrs Henry Clay Colver

1303-16th Ave., Seattle


Seattle [Wash.]

Date Original

1899 Aug 25


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 22 cm.

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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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