Mary Sargent


Mary Sargent


John Muir



of your daughter, and that if and when you can come, we may see you again in Brookline.

Very affectly yours,

Mary Sargent


August 16th


Wood's Hole

My dear Mr. Muir -

News reached me last night from my father of your great and irreparable loss. I know that this is no time to intrude, and yet I cannot forbear sending you a word of love and sympathy.



--- wishing that words of sympathy were not such vain things, and could lay a touch of healing on wounded lives. Believe me I feel very deeply with you and for you -- may God's strength sustain you, and God's peace comfort you.
I have ever remembered one of your own sayings "So long as we love a person enough, neither time, nor distance can really separate us from them." In the knowledge of such an indisoluble tie we can, thank God, rise above the limitations of time, and taste in advance the joys of eternity.
I trust that you have good news


Seafield, Wood's Hold

Circa Date

[1905] Aug 16


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 24.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0691

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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