Creator

John Muir

Creator

[John Muir]

Recipient

[May] Morgan

Transcription

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

Location

[Martinez, Calif.]

Source

Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir13_0372-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0372

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

2 pages

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