John Muir


[John Muir]


Louie [Strentzel Muir]



from an operation for appendicitis. Ill call also on Johnson & Gilder & hope to see grand old Robin Hood.
The Presidents personal letters - four of them. came today. Two of them are to our ambassadors at St Petersburg & Peking, one "to whom it may concern" calling in particular on all military & naval officers to assist us in every way possible etc. The other was to myself expressing his enjoyment of the Yosemite trip & his thanks in the heartiest



May 25 [1903]

Dear Louie

I arrived in Boston at midnight on the 23d not very tired & went to nearby hotel. Next morning Robison Sargent came & took me out to this lovely home. All were glad to see me Last evening Sunday there was a large company at dinner The satchel you packed was here a day or two before me & my black suit had not a wrinkle in it & looked well among the other dress suits I suppose. I was glad



for once to be [inconspicuous?] & shall I suppose have to wear such clothes often on this trip. Today I went to Boston & called at the Houghton Mufflin offices Had a long chat with Perry who called in Allen the naturalist & a lot of other writers so I had [quite?] a reception & lectured as usual on forest glaciers etc as to an audience. Then Mr Mifflin sent for me & the same thing went on in his office. They all want me to write write write. Tomorrow Ill buy the things I need & be ready to start for New York Thursday morning. This will give me half a day to call on Mr Harriman, who is, as you know, recovering



Circa Date

[1903] May 25


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0566

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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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