Cornelius B. Bradley


John Muir


Siena Club Camp,

Yosemite, June 27, 1904.

My dear Mr. Muir:-

I meant to be one of the very first to welcome you on your return from your long wanderings, and yet you eluded me altogether, and I never learned till it was long too late, that you were really back. And then off you must needs rush to the Grand Canon [diacritic]!
Well, it is not too late [illegible]dy to tell an old friend that you are glad he has had so grand a trip, and that he's is once more safe at home. - So it is that in the interval of beating off mosquitoes. I am trying to pen you these lines. I shall hope to have you come down and see us in Berkeley when I get back there, and learn from your own lips the story of your wanderings.


But who knows, whether now that the "going mood" is upon you, we may not see up somewhere in the [meadows?]. At all events, I am glad that I shall see your daughters there before many days. I confess this club-camp doesn't seem much like mountaineering, but to such things do we have to come down sometimes.

Hail then, and Farewell!

As ever yours

Cornelius B. Bradley.


Yosemite [Calif.]

Date Original

1904 Jun 27


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0274

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