Mrs. James E. White


John Muir


Springfield, Vt.

Feb. 2" 1903
Mr John Muir,

Dear Sir.

Yours of Jan, 20 was duly received, and I sincerely thank you for your kindly reply to my request to the Smithsonian Institution
It was a happy chance that they referred it to you for I would not dare make the request of you, myself, had I known where to reach you - and I am more then delighted to own an autograph letter


of John Muir aside from receiving the desired information - and allow me to add that there is for me a charm in your description that excels Allen - [Tom?] Dyke - Burroughs etc.
You ask no fee but surely postage is your due.
Again I thank you.

Sincerely yours

Mrs James E White


Springfield. Vt.

Date Original

1903 Feb 2


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0162

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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