Juliette A. Owen


John Muir



[in margin: Juliette Owen, St. Joseph Mo.]

also of Scotch descent and the Juniper was the emblem of some branch of her ancestry, so now that the storm is over she is up on her elbow again. We have only been able to read a few chapters of the new book, of whose flyleaf we are both so proud, but we are having the same delight in it that we do in everything else of yours, and feel refreshed with each chapter as if we had enjoyed a real outing with you. We hope that in time we too will even come to know the botanical names of the bears. We agree

[in margin: 80.]


306 N. 9th. St.

St. Joseph, Mo.


March 6th, 1905

Mr. John Muir:

Martinez, California:

My dear Mr. Muir:

I have no words to tell you how pleased Mother and I were with your beautiful letter and book, and have very, very much I thank you for both. The reason that I did not write at once is that Mother has been having one of her bad spells. She is prostrate with spinal trouble, but she is



that if your literary work is like the work of a glacier, or of the mills of the Gods, in point of speed, the likeness is complete in that it is exceeding fine and entirely irresistible. One inch a day of such achievement is all that ought to be expected of any man or glacier.
I thank you in the name of all bird lovers for what you have written and what you are going to write in help of our helpless little winged citizens. A few lines even, from you, interpolated in your other writings, would, I am sure, influence those beyond the range of the Audubon Societies and move to prayer, for forgiveness or light, those who have come to scoff at our denunciations.
With thanks again from us both for the delightful volume, and with cordial regards from us both, I am, as ever,

your sincere admirer,

Juliette A. Owen.


St. Joseph, Mo.

Date Original

1905 Mar 6


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0302

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