Charles A. Keeler


John Muir



Ridge Road and Highland Place

Berkeley, Cal.

November 8th 1899.

My dear Mr. Muir:

I fear you will think I am very thoughtless and ungrateful to have delayed so long in replying to your letter, which was so hearty and hospitable that it did me much good. Every day since I have had you on my mind and have wanted to reply, but each day's work has been so pressing that letter writing has seems quite impossible. I have been seeing my two books through the press simultaneously, and straining



I trust she has decided to do so.
You probably saw Mr. Burrough's poem in the Century. I sent my glacier piece to the Atlantic only to have it promptly returned as usual. I received a charming letter from Mr. Gifford not long ago, which I shall show you when next we meet. We have wondered if Wanda was not coming to make her promised visit. I trust Mrs. Muir is better and that you are all enjoying these beautiful early rains.
Mrs. Keeler joins me in heartiest greetings to you and yours.

Very Sincerely Yours

Charles A. Keeler


every nerve to have them out in time for the Christmas season. Now my work upon them is nearly at an end and I feel much relieved.
We were much pleased at your suggestion of camping out in the adobe, and perhaps in the spring either that or the little cabin may be possible for us. Thank you for the interesting photographs of Plover Bay. They recall our interesting visit there most vividly.
When your letter came I wrote at once to Miss Knapp suggesting that it would be better for her to confine her interview with you to the subject of forest preservation as she had originally intended, and


Berkeley, Calif.

Date Original

1899 Nov 8


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 27.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 1067

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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