Helen Swett


Helen Swett


John Muir


[in margin: 101]

Jan. 6, 1905

Dear Mr. Muir,

What next? Port Arthur has fallen, a sixth satellite of Jupiter has been discovered, and now one especially severe earthquake of a series has shaken a five dollar gold piece off of an apricot tree in Alhambra Valley into my lap as I sit at my desk in Oakland - and all since January 1, 1905!


May the year which as been ushered in this spectacularly prove rich in blessings - health to all of you, and peace to you for the pursuit of your literary labors.
With many thanks for the welcome new year's gift, I am

As ever your friend,

Helen Swett

Oakland, Calif.

January 6, 1905.


Oakland, Calif.

Date Original

1905 Jan 6


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0043

Collection Identifier

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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