Isabella Sanderson


John Muir


July 23rd 1903 My Dear Friend I hope I am not presuming too much on our acquaintance of ΓÇ£auld lang syneΓÇ¥ in thus addressing you. My daughter Grace and her husband Walter Lindsay and I expect to be in San Francisco very soon, and one of the rich breaks I have hoped for in this hurried trip to the West is to see you and my dear friend Sarah. If you would kindly address a line to me at [Mural?] Delivery San Francisco and let us know how we could reach your ranch and if we could return the same day, or is there would be any chance of seeing you in the city I hope Sarah has returned from [Seapparse?] and that I even have a chance to see her. I hope to hear the actual voice

of the author of ΓÇ£Our National ParksΓÇ¥ ΓÇ£The Mountains of CaliforniaΓÇ¥ and I wish I could carry a picture of the mountains I have seen ΓÇô with me always. I can close m y eyes now, and see them as we do on the train but IΓÇÖm afraid when I get back to brick and mortar even that satisfaction will fade. We are going on to Oregon and I hope to meet John and his wife there and go through the Yellowstone with them. I hope you will not deny my request but will give us a chance to meet you if only for half an hour. Sincerely your friend Mrs. Isabella G. Sanderson General Delivery San Francisco


San Francisco [Calif.]

Date Original

1903 Jul 23

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

MSS 048 John Muir Papers

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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