Oct. 14, 1895
Mr John Muir,
Our pupils read of the Muir Glacier in their Geographies and in the newspapers, and when they are told that John Muir lives near us they gaze in astonishment, especially when he is pointed out to them while he is passing by. Now, for the sake of the rising generation, I ask you this favor, will you, some Friday afternoon, give the school (the Grammar Grades) a talk on Alaska, or the Yosemite? Of course, we cannot pay you for your trouble--indeed, a talk like that to our grammar pupils could not be paid in dollars and cents.
I spoke to Mr John Swett about it, and he thought that if you would consent it would be a good thing for the school.
Trusting to hear from you soon, I remain
Principal, Martinez School.
1895 Oct 14
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.
Bertola, Mariana, "Letter from Mariana Bertola to John Muir, 1895 Oct 14." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3154.
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