W[illia]m E. Ritter


John Muir


Berkeley, Cal.

2434 Durant Ave.

Oct. 12, 1899.

My dear Mr. Muir -

Your invitation to me to visit you on Saturday of this week tests my power to resist temptation almost to the last notch. But I shall come off victor - for it is impossible to come off anything else. However I have no hope for "victory on to victory" if like temptations assail me in the future. Too much grind now but try me again some time!

Our totem


poles will be here from Portland before long, then you will want me come down and see them and of course while you are here you will not neglect to visit me.
Keeler is spoiling himself with work - or fuss - again. Must see his book done quickly to save the world.

Cordially Yours,

Wm. E. Ritter


Berkeley, Calif.

Date Original

1899 Oct 12


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 22 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 1035

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