W. W. Clark


W. W. Clark


John Muir




Tuscaloosa, Ga. Mar. 20 1903

John Muir,

Western Coast N. A.

Dear Sir,

Enclosed clipping. [from?] N.Y. World tells of your trip to Yellowstone Park with Roosevelt, and Burroughs. -
I'm delighted to know you are to be with our young President.-
Especially he needs your [Missionary?] influences to lead him on to see that kindness to Animals is far better than shooting them.
This morn [I've?] read, "The Red Cross". by Clara Barton.
May the warriors, soon learn



to "beat their swords into plow share's, "Their spears, into pruning hooks" is my earnest prayer, and I know of no one who is leading them towards that point any more successfully than you.
No, no, I not given to [illegible] praise.- rather, the opposite, for I find myself complaining when praise would do more good.
Here I'm, wintering at the Old "Home", for 30 odd years, of my only brother, (now deceased) 35 miles [illegible] city of Savannah He came from Maine our birth place to Ga. in 1847- living in this state until Aug. 1898 - over 50 yrs.
So you see I'm in the "Piney Woods" - not so far from the early Home of our [illegible]. Friend Le Conte,



You may be surprised at style of my paper,- but it indicates one line of some of my missionary work.- as I think Alcohol, man's greatest enemy. For 16 yrs. I've secured names to [illegible] pledge - and using it as a heading to my letters, simply raises, the question, and sets people. thinking.—
Give my high regards to the members of your family telling them I cannot forget their delicate and kind attention to me last summer-

Sincerely W. W. Clark



Tuscaloosa, Ga.

Date Original

1903 Mar 20


Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0302

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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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