John Muir


[John Muir]


Juliette A.Owen


[First draft of letter, in note-book]

Martinez. Feb, 27, '05.

Miss Juliette A. Owen,
St. Jo[seph], Missouri,

Dear Madam,

I thank you for your kind letter. I would gladly write the pamphlet you want for the sake of the birds, if I possibly oould, but at present I am overloaded with work vshich should have been done long ago. I am now writing a book on the Yosemite, following which I will have to write a book on Alaska promised my publishers years ago, with several other books which have not yet even been commenced. And besides "a' others and a' that" throw other odd bits of work into the shape of magazine articles and letters - duties of every sort; while at best my literary work moves about as slowly as a glacier. But as you must know, I am heartily with you in your Audubon Society work for the preservation of Sod's blessed darlings of the forests and fields, and with all my heart will do what I can.
With best wishes, and bidding you Godspeed, I am,

Faithfully yours,

[John Muir]

P.S. I am sending you and your mother a copy of my first book, "The Mountains of California."


[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

[19]05 Feb 27


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0262

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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