Dorothy Barry


Dorothy Barry


John Muir



New Zealand, you would be happy among your big trees again. I shall always look back on the days we spent with you in New Zealand as some of the most pleasant & delightful, & keep the book as a souvenior of one of our charming fellow-travellers whom we hope to meet again
With kindest remembrances from my brother & father

Believe me,

yrs sincerely

Dorothy Barry-

[in margin 400]

[1] [1904]


July 27th

My dear Mr. Muir,

I do not know how to thank you for sending me your beautiful book, it is so good of you to have thought of me, & I shall always value it. We were so sorry not to meet you again, we thought perhaps you would cross ice



the same boat from Auckland to Sydney as we did, but some day we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again. After reading your book I long to rush off & see the beautiful big trees in California.
We came home by Canada going from Vancouver to Quebec on the C. P. R. it is beautiful scenery


but in places it is terrible how the trees have been brunt, it does seem so wicked to [illegible]fully destroy what God has so beautifully made. I wonder which way you returned & if you went to Japan as you thought of doing. How did you like the kauri forests up in the north of


Northamptonshire [Eng.]

Date Original

1904 Jul 27


Original letter dimensions: 15 x 19.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0434

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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