Dorothy Barry


Dorothy Barry


John Muir



somewhere else, soon there will be no where left for you to go, you will have been everywhere. Will you ever bring out a book on your last travels thro New Zealand & Australia, if so will you let me have the name of it I should like to get a copy. We often think of our delightful time in New Zealand & the pleasure that was

[1] [1904]


December 6th

My dear Mr. Muir,

It was such a pleasure to me to receive your delightful long letter full of the descriptions of your time in Queensland, it must indeed have been delightful, somehow I think you enjoyed the Ka[illegible]ri Woods of New Zealand the most, it must have been beautiful to have



been there with some of the noblest of God's trees. It seemed [wicked?] to see them coming down the river to be sawed up & turned into money & it must have gone to your heart far more after having seen them growing. I have been a long time in answering your letter, but we have been


moving our house, we are living in London now, I feel so lonely there away from the trees & flowers & God's works, but I shall often go down to Blisworth, & if you write to me there letters will always find me, as my brother lives there now. I wonder if you are in California now, or if you have gone off exploring


college, I wonder if she is still a vegetarian. Your family must have been pleased to have you back again, & interested in all the specimens you brought back. I hope you got the flowers you were collecting in New Zealand safely.


We were delighted with the wild flowers we saw when in Canada, but we were rather early for the best of them. Mother & Father often talk of you, & send messages of remembrances to you. I expect you are very busy with your writing now, you would find



much work awaiting your arrival home, in fact I daresay you have not got thru it all yet.

With kindest rembrances

Believe me

Yrs sincerely





added by meeting you, & I often think of all that you told me. The Rata will be out now won't it? how beautiful the Otira Gorge must look now, I was so sorry it was nearly over when we were there, it must be lovely. How is your daughter, who was studying at


Norwich [England]

Date Original

1904 Dec 06


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

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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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