Eldred J. D. Hercus
[First draft of letter, in note-book]
Martinez. Feb. 15, '05.
Mr. Eldred J.D.Hercus,
Dear Mr. Hercus:
I have often thought of you since our first pleasant meeting on the Red Sea steamer, especially during my long rambles through the beautiful and novel scenery of New Zealand.
I have not yet written a word of my travels for publication, but hope I shall find time ere long to write a book, or at least a few magazine articles on the most interesting things I have seen, and I hope also to see something of South America before my long rambles are brought to a close.
Heartily wishing you and your wife success in your good work, and hoping that you will make me a visit should you ever come to California, I am,
P.S. By to-day's mail I send you a copy of "The Mountains of California."
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to Eldred J. D. Hercus, 05 Feb 15." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3245.
Reel 15, Image 0196
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