John Muir


[John Muir]


Alexander B.Thaw


[First draft of letter, in note-book]

Martinez, March 6, '05.

Mr. Alexander B. Thaw,
New York.

Dear Sir:

I thank you for a copy of your Inaugural Ode you so kindly sent me. I have not yet found time to give it a careful reading. No doubt you have greatly enjoyed your work. It is a glorious subject, and judging from the few pages I have had time to read I shall find in it many fine thoughts.
With best wishes, and hoping to meet you ere long, I am,

Faithfully yours,
[John Muir]

Following another draft same letter]

Dear Sir:

I thank you for your kind letter and also your little book "An Inaugural Ode" which has just arrived. I have not yet had time to give it the careful reading it requires. The subject is a grand one, and doubtless you have greatly enjoyed it.
Hoping to meet you ere long, I am.

Faithfully yours,
[John Muir]

36 East 74th St.


[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

[19]05 Mar 6


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0298

Collection Identifier

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

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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