John Muir


[John Muir]


[May] Morgan


March [1903]

Dear Miss Morgan

I heartily thank you for your long good kind letters & verses on my Sierra favorites the Ouzel, Douglas Squirrel, & Tamias They might be made a little longer & perhaps you might improve them somewhat but they stand for any magazine far better than most we see nowadays, so is the River. The Ouzel, I am sure, you can improve. Tell about his dainty confiding manners, the foam bell eggs, the

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stream tones in his song, the rainbow mist about his nest, etc. You will find a pretty full account of his life in "The Mountains of California", much fuller than in the "National Parks" Anyhow go ahead as you are going out doors wait & watch with love & Nature will teach you & be everyway good to you.
I like the Hepatica verse also. It is one of the first American flowers I learned to love when a boy fresh from the daisies & blue bells of Scotland. You are fortunate in your home in Oklahoma. Have never been there, the world is so big. I enjoyed John Burro[illegible]s good article in the March Atlantic, Wish I had time


[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

[1903] Mar


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0372

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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