D. R. Wood
396 So Second St..
San Jose Cal.
April 20. 1903.
Mr John Muir.-
My dear Mr. Muir.-
After spending such a delightful day with you, and accepting so fully of your kind hospitality & courtesies. I confess I write this request reluctantly. However it is not for myself but for the boys and girls in our schools in whom I am interested and to whom you have already given so much. Will you give us, at our wish, one thing more? We want a better picture of you than has been taken. One that is suitable for the school room that the pupils may come to know you as they read your delightful writings.
In view of this request I located in San Francisco the best portrait artist & called on him. I found in his studio fine pictures of Le Conte., Keller Keith, Wheeler, with many others all well taken I made arrangements to have a
sitting of you, at our expense, if you will go to the address 794 Sulter street.
We wish very much to have a good portrait of you to hang in our class room with Ago[illegible], Le Conte & Lyndall. Let us have it that we may know our own [Naturalist?]
My class is delighted with the pictures you gave us. The ones I took [were poor?].
Give my kindest regards to Mrs Muir. Also remember me kindly to your daughters I shop I may have the pleasure of entertaining you all in San Jose.
Can you make it possible Mr Muir to grant our request? If so present the enclosed card at the address named.
Thanking you again and again for the delightful day with you
I am most sincerely
D. R. Wood.
San Jose, Calif.
1903 Apr 20
Original letter dimensions: 26 x 19.5 cm.
Wood, D. R., "Letter from D. R. Wood to John Muir, 1903 Apr 20." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2601.
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