Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[James] Murdock

Transcription

[letterhead]

ADAMANA, ARIZ., Feb. 19, 1906

Dear Mr Murdock:

I thank you for your kind sympathetic letter of last September. Only those who have suffered the same loss can possibly understand its influence.
I had to make haste to my daughter Helen who had a dangerous relapse after a severe attack of pneumonia. She has been here ever since our sad loss, & though much better now & seemingly well on the way toward complete recovery she is still a source of great anxiety & care, & may have to remain in Arizona for another year or more. Either Wanda or I has always been with her, most of the time we are both here.
I have of course done no literary work since August, but am beginning

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to take long rides over the plateaux hereabouts studying the wonderful fossil forests of the Carboniferous period which flourished over an extensive area in glorious luxuriance in this plateau region, - pines, arancarias lepidodendrons, sigillarias, calamites, tree ferns etc opening most impressive & magnificent views into God's auld lang syne. This hard work & hard enjoyment I find good for all sorrow & care.
The photograph came safely & is very fine though at first sight I hardly recognized you in it. The papers too I have to thank you for, Letters sent here or to Martinez will reach me as they are forwarded to wherever I happen to be. Should you come to America again be sure to stop off & visit us at Adamana & I'll show you a grand lot of geological wealth With kindest wishes I am ever faithfully & gratefully yours John Muir.

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Location

Adamana, Ariz.

Date Original

1906 Feb 19

Source

Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir16_0105-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0105

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date

1984

Pages

2 pages

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