Rob[er]t & Mary Catlin


John Muir


accept the warm thanks of
yours friends from afar

Robt Catlin

Mary L. Catlin

1428 Euclid Place

Washington D.C.

March second 1903

Mar 2, 1903

My dear Mr Muir

My husband, Captain Robert Catlin received the book and autograph letter you sent him, this morning and as, an attack of Paralysis has made it difficult for him to write, he has deputed me to act as his most willing amanuensis and I take this opportunity


to add my thanks to his for your great kindness.
It has increased the debt of gratitude we already owed to you for giving us the great pleasure of being your travelling companions through so many beautiful lands, we have climbed with you "the heaven kissing hills" traversed glaciers and

rested under the giant Sequoias and you have brought into sick rooms the [fresh?] m[illegible]ating a[illegible] of nature which stimulates the mind and through it, the stricken body. I shall also thank our dear Mrs. Bidwell for her kindness and hope you will


Washington, D.C.

Date Original

1903 Mar 2


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0226

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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