Hal Skinner


Hal Skinner


John Muir



that way, I am

yours sincerely

Hal Skinner





Central Provinces



Dear Mr Muir,

It was very good of you to think of sending me your book 'The Mountains of California'. I am very glad to have it, and look forward to reading it, and appreciate the kind remembrance of me [which?] led you to



send it.
I infer from the [profr. swett?] that you have got home again, and hope you found the rest of your journey pleasant & interesting. I wonder if you met my cousin in Australia.
I enjoyed my little Annie at home, and was out here again as arranged by the end of December, since [illegible] I have been leading a quiet but not unpleasant life in this [swell? up country?] [illegible].
You were just in time in coming by the


Siberian railway when you did. It wouldn't be available now!
We follow the war out here with much [interest?], and are glad the [illegible] are giving [me a?] f[illegible] account of themselves.
With all good wishes, and hoping I may some day be able to avail myself of your kind offer to show me something of the 'mountains of California' at first hand if I travel


Chhindwara, Central Provinces, India

Date Original

1904 Aug 22


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0482

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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