John Muir


John Muir


A. H. Payson


[First draft of letter, in note-book]

[1904 Dec 27]

Mr. A. H. Payson,
San Francisco.

Dear Sir:

For the annual transportation you so kindly sent me please accept my sincere thanks and best wishes for the New Year.

Faithfully yours,

J. M.03098

[First draft of letter, in note-book]

[Dec. 27, '04]

Dear Mr. Johannes Reimers:

We are sorry to learn you are suffering from rheumatism. Though not a dangerous disease it is often mighty painful and we sincerely hope you will soon be your own sturdy self again. Above all things keep warm now. and keep warm after you are well. Our blessed climate is about as full of rheumatism in its changefulness as any other in the world, and one cannot be too careful, especially in civilized life.
Your speech at the Unitarian Club dinner is excellent, and we read it with much pleasure.

Happy New Year.

[John Muir]03098


[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

[1904 Dec 27]


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0746

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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