Geo[rge] Nicholson


John Muir



So if route advised by you shunts New York I shall not grieve.
Again wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year I am,

Dear Mr. Muir,

Yours very truly

Geo. Nicholson



Jan. 2nd 1905

Dear Mr. Muir,

Altho' a trifle late to wish you a happy new year I do so now none the less heartily. I picked up a book (Morocco and the Greater Atlas by J. D. Hooker and John Ball) which I intended mailing to you for Xmas but was prevented from so doing at the time. If you have not got this



I will post it immediately on receipt of your next. Stickeen arrived safely! Very many thanks indeed. My sister has been worrying and wondering what became of the little beast eventually.
California looms large in the daily horizon of my thoughts. Some day I should be glad of a hint or two as to the most expeditious way of reaching you and the best time to start on the voyage.


"Our National Parks" is on my table now and is being constantly used. Whenever I feel upset by fog I read a chapter as a tonic and it acts like a charm.
Morocco is a good book I have re-read it. I got two remainder copies cheap. If you have not read it it is well worth your while to do so and I shall be delighted at being the means of enabling you to compare notes with me when we meet next. I do not hanker after New York etc etc.



Date Original

1905 Jan 2


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 15, Image 0025

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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