Claire S. Robinson
September 12, 1895
Mr. John Muir:
Knowing that as a stranger I have no right to encroach upon your time, I write trusting that if what I ask shall cause you any trouble, you will not deem it necessary to grant it.
This summer I travelled from the north fork of the Kaweah river through the canons [diacritic] of the Kaweah and Kern to Mount Whitney and ascended the mountain. Since then I have read with keen appreciation and enjoyment your "Mountains of California" and from the
"Century" for 1891. "A Rival of the Yosemite" I am extremely anxious to find any information regarding Mt. Whitney and vicinity and Keni Canon [diacritic] and have though you will perhaps give me some reference to books or reports on the subject.
I have tried to find this without troubling you but have failed to find anything touching the subject except what I have mentioned of yours. So I come to you, fearing to intrude, but so anxious for what I ask that I feel you, who so love the beauty and magnificence
of the Sierras will excuse the liberty I have taken, because though very ignorant of much that would add to my appreciation of their grandeur, I have enjoyed this summer's outing as I never enjoyed any other pleasure in life. And I feel sure you can give me some idea of where to look for what I am seeking.
Claire S. Robinson
Room 8, P.O. Bldg.
1895 Sep 12
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Robinson, Claire S., "Letter from Claire S. Robinson to John Muir, 1895 Sep 12." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3137.
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