Myra C. Marshall


John Muir



831 N. Street, Saito


Jan 23, 1905


My dear Mr. Muir,

Illness has prevented my thanking you for your most charming book, which has fascinated me and caused me at times to forget my physical troubles entirely.
We were disappointed not to have you with us during your brief



grand Canyon of the Colorado is now intensified an hundred-fold, in fact, you make us mountain-mad.
We appreciate your sending the book very much and the inscription on its blank page makes it doubly prized.
Trusting that we may have you with us next week, Mr. Marshall joins me in best regards.

Sincerely yours,

Myra C. Marshall

January 23, '05


stay in our town last week, and now that I am myself again, may we not hope to have you with us next week when the Recession bill is resumed? Do not disappoint us, but come right from the station to our home.
I am possessed with the idea now of a tramping trip


through one of those northern forest reserves and want to talk with you about it. I have four or five splendid tramping friends to whom that sort of a trip would appeal mightily.
Your description of what Nature has on show in the Yellowstone is the best ever read; and my desire to see the


Sac[ramen]to, Calif.

Date Original

1905 Jan 23


Original letter dimensions: 13 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0111

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