Earl N. Hale


Earl N. Hale


John Muir



Dayton Ohio

May 15 - 05

Mr. John Muir,

Martinez, Cal.

My dear Sir:

America, the greatest and grandest of all nations, has produced many great and good men. Ranking among the foremost of these men is Mr. John Muir; who by his genuine American pluck and makeup has risen to be America's leading explorer, naturalist and writer.
I am sixteen years old and in my sophmore year at High School. I am now starting an autograph collection and the purpose of my letter is to ask you for your autograph as I would not consider my collection complete in the least without yours. Autograph collecting to me is not



merely a hobby, but rather a study and an environment.
As I have no picture of you I would be greatly pleased to receive one from you; so that I can have it framed and then hang it in the most important place in my room.
Wishing you good health, happiness and success in whatever you undertake and thanking you for doing me this favor;
I remain,

Your loving friend,

Earl N. Hale

731 Richard St.

Dayton, O.



Dayton, Ohio

Date Original

1905 May 15


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0452

Collection Identifier

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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