John Muir


[John Muir]


[Chester] Rowell


[Mar. 19, 1903]

Dear Mr Rowell

I see by the newspaper that the President's little raid into Yosemite is to be made after the middle of May. I shall not there for be able to join in it, I am very sorry to say, for according to an engagement made before I learned the President's wish that I should accompany him, & to which I referred in my first letter to you, I must be in Boston May 15th & sail for Europe a few days later.
Please convey my regrets to the President, & the


Dear Mr Rowell.

I am very sorry to say that I shall not be able to be with you [illegible] I see by the newspaper that the President [illegible] leave S.F. on the 14th of May, & by that time I must be in Boston & a few days later sail for Europe - Will you kindly convey my regrets to the Pres & say that I hope to see him some time in the Sierra when he has more [leisure?].


[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

[1903 Mar 19]


Original letter dimensions: 22 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0290

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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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