Melville B. Anderson


[John Muir]


Menlo Park,
9 August, 1905.

My dear Friend:

Mrs. Anderson and I were much touched this morning by the sadness of the death of Mrs. Muir, conveyed by a letter from Miss Safford. But we feel, as I trust you and your daughters are able to feel, that it is a blessed release for the sufferer. I need not assure you of my sympathy, you have been often in my thoughts of late. I wish you would assure poor Wanda of the heartfelt sympathy of both of us.
Robert is on his way, I suppose, to Italy, expecting to arrive at Genoa on the 31st inst. I shall send him Miss Safford's letter, which, I know, will make him very sad.
How hard it must be for Helen to be left alone in the desert at such a time! I should like to have her know of our remembrance and sympathy. I wish I were your neighbor so that I might, if possible, do you eme kind offices. I should be glad and proud to have you use me in any way.

Yours most sincerely,
Melville B. Anderson

P. S. Flügel is in Germany; he will be sincerely grieved to hear of your affliction. I shall write him to-day.


Menlo Park [Calif.]

Date Original

1905-08-09 0:00


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0663

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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