Kate Y. Noble
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
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.
Hoping I may hear from you
most respectfully yours
Kate Y. Noble
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.
1904 May 28
Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.
Noble, Kate Y., "Letter from Kate Y. Noble to John Muir, 1904 May 28 ." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2776.
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