Helen S. Wright
San Jose, Cal.,
May 1, 1895
Dear Mr. Muir,
I find genuine pleasure in your book, which you so kindly sent me. I had not yet seen it, though I had been quick to notice its coming from the press.
It makes one feel that the Douglas Squirrel, the Water-Ouzel, the wild sheep, and all the other living things you describe, are his very friends as well as yours.
The breath of the wild, free mountains is in it,
as doubtless many have told you.
I am glad to see that the illustrations preserve the distinctive characteristics of the thing they represent. I remember how you worked for that.
When will you come to San Jose and talk to our school about something? I want this "generation" of students to know your work and you.
Hoping that this is but the beginning of what you will give
us out of the full treasury of charming things which are yours and yours alone.
Yours very sincerely,
Helen S. Wright.
San Jose [Calif]
1895 May 01
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 27 cm.
Wright, Helen S., "Letter from Helen S. Wright to John Muir, 1895 May 1." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3091.
Reel 08, Image 0973
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