John Conness


John Conness


John Muir



to Mono lake, and I gave her the book which she would so much enjoy. She is a vigorous splendid woman whom you would have pleasure in meeting. She now lives on this side of the continent.
Please give my respects to the members of your family whom I will try to meet again when I visit California

[in margin: 93]

Most truly yours

John Conness


Mattapan. Mass

Aug 8th 1895

My Dear Mr Muir

It was due to myself and to you that I should before this date thank you and the members of your family for one of the most pleasant days of my life, spent in the Alhambra Valley.
I should have also kept my promise for a promise should be a bond, to send



you the volumes of Kings survey.
As every derelict says, I have not forgotten my promise for today and sometime heretofore, my wife has endeavoured to identify the said volumes Vol 5 has thus far eluded our grasp, and we may not be able to find it, but the others and the atlas will go to you when the search is completed even if the lost book cannot be found.


The lady who was with me the day I saw you, came on to visit us, after my arrival at home, and we had a good time for she is one of the saints!
A few days since we had a call from Miss Helen McDowell the daughter of the General, when you were the subject of conversation. She went over the route you describe so well,


Mattapan, Mass

Date Original

1895 Aug 8


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1111

Collection Identifier

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

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