Dolly Muir




recipient unknown


continued from page 2, John Muir is still my special delight. I have read his "National Parks", his "Mountains of California" and his article on "Alaskan Glaziers" in Harriman Expedition. I have read several selections from the two former works in the Friday Club which have been received so enthusiastically that several have purchased the books. I think his vocabulary and style the most charming. Sometimes a whole chapter will read like a poem. He is altogether the leading writer in his own special subjects and I am a proud and happy old Dolly in that I can boast that I met him and his family in the privacy of


his own home. Thanks to you and your sister-in-law.
I hear that Geo. purchased large missing lands in Mexico (He did not tell me himself though)
Clara is to marry Fred [Waldren?] next month. Meantime Frank and Adda have rented Mrs Walter Bennetts house and are coming on in a few days - presumable to prepare for the event.
No I have [illegible] you all I know. See that you return the favor.
With Love



[place unknown]

Circa Date

[1905 Jan]


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0159

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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