Kate Y. Noble


Kate Y. Noble


John Muir



Ogden, Utah, May 28. 1904

Mr. John Muir

My dear Sir:-

Please pardon me for intruding upon your time and attention. I have a son of fifteen who fairly lives upon your beautiful, breezy books and the out door experiences with which you have been blessed.
He, too, has climbed the mountains all alone and has left his bed at midnight to look down oer storms below.
So few boys care for real "roughing




it" and it has occurred to me you might be willing to put me in touch with some party or parties making outing trips this summer and that I might pay his part of expense [&c?] and give references of his character and we could enter the woods as climb the mountains.
He is intensely interested in Scientific Forestry and a tree he would protect above every thing I understand some people would consider my boy a nuisance




Ogden, Utah,..........................................190

but his love and knowledge of nature would make him a most grateful co[illegible] for the experience, and his hands and feet are willing members.
A surveying party in [mts?] or pleasure seekers Mr. Muir I am aware I have taken a liberty; but your books have taught me much and I feel you will listen and if you can put me in touch with some one I would appreciate and be most grateful.




Ogden, Utah,...................................190

Hoping I may hear from you

I am

most respectfully yours

Kate Y. Noble

address Ogden


P.S. I would add the boy is experienced with [illegible]s and knows nothing of fishing; he is fifteen years and is equal to the most rugged climbing.



Ogden, Utah

Date Original

1904 May 28


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.

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File Identifier

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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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