Creator

Mariana Bertola

Creator

Mariana Bertola

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

[letterhead]

Oct. 14, 1895

Mr John Muir,

Dear Sir;

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.

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Lecture

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

Respectfully

Mariana Bertola,

Principal, Martinez School.

Location

Martinez [Calif]

Date Original

1895 Oct 14

Source

Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir08_1243-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 1243

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Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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2 pages

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