Walter H. Page


Walter H. Page


John Muir



December 21, 1905

My dear Mr. Muir:

This is a belated Christmas letter to a man as far away as you are - belated in two senses; for I have had it in mind all these months to say how Mrs. Page and I have ever counted it a great day for us that we spent at Martinez. But when I got back into harness, I was


of course driven very hard - pleasantly always, but always so as to consume all hours. The years become shorter as we grow older, and they don't compensate for this shortening by giving us more hours.
I hope that it is a pleasant winter for you all in the Valley. If you emerge from it during the time of year when the

mountains do not call you, I wish you would remember how earnestly we should like to call you here. When are you coming to this dull part of the continent again?
And the autobiography - don't forget that!
With our kindest greetings and all good wishes to Mrs. Muir and to the young ladies - Mrs. Page's and mine,

Yours always heartily

Walter H. Page


Englewood, N. J.

Date Original

1905-12-21 0:00


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0857

Collection Identifier

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

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