George D. Smith


Geo[rge] D. Smith


John Muir



Visalia, Cal. Jan. 23d 1903

Mr John Muir

Martinez Cal.

My Dear Sir:- Pardon my delay in, reply to your letter of Nov 30, in which you acknowledge receipt of photos sent you and asking for some more copies of Double sequoia and the small one of yourself.
Owing to a great amount of official work and also for other reasons I have had very little time to devote to printing pictures, which is the principal cause of my being slow.
I send you by this mail the additional pictures you asked for and for which there is no charge whatever. I am very much interested in pictures and take pleasure in giving them to my friends and in that way derive much pleasure from my work with my camera.
I am very sorry I missed your party in Whitney region, but as I went


up Kern Canon [diacritic] your party was on Whitney Cr and I had no way of learning which route you had taken.
Since I saw you last I have taken upon myself the duties of a married man and hereafter Mrs Smith will tramp with me. We were in San Francisco in Sept where we met Mr Keith, Mr O'Callaghan Mrs Settell and others who were in Kings river. I only wish we could all meet again.
With kind regards to yourself & family I am

Yours sincerely

Geo. D. Smith

Dep Co Surveyor


Visalia, Calif.

Date Original

1903 Jan 23


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0096

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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