Juliette A.Owen


John Muir



of leaves. If you would prepare an article that could be brought out in pamphlet form in the manner of the one I am sending you, I would most thankfully have it published by the Missouri Audubon Society and place copies of it in the hands of all the Audubon Societies and of the American Ornithologists Union for distribution. I realize how much I am asking of one so distinguished, but it is because you can move people as no one else can, and your name would have more weight than others - and my vital interest in the work will have to answer as an excuse for my temerity.


306 N. 9th St.

St. Joseph, Missouri


February 18th, 1905

Mr. John Muir: Dear Sir:

I have just finished reading to my mother, who is an invalid, your exquisite book in defence of, or appeal for, the trees of our country, and as a patron of the Audubon Society of Missouri, I am making bold to suggest, or beg, that in your moments of leisure, if you have any such, you would write something in behalf of feathers as y ou have



We always read with such eagerness any literature that bears your name and I have sent to Boston for your Picturesque California for my mother's delectation. Of all the books she has ever met in her long years of invalidism, her wanderings with you in "National Parks" has afforded her most pleasure.
Hoping that you will not consider me and my request as like the girl who was "worse than wicked, she was cheeky," and that in my zeal I have not too far abused your patience, I am, with greatest respect,

Your admirer,

(Miss) Juliette A. Owen


St. Joseph, Mo.

Date Original

1905 Feb 18


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

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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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