Grace D. Skeek


Grace D. Skeek


John Muir



guides for the summer holiday season.
That you remembered me, our conversation, and sent me this sweet pathetic story of which you are fond is a kindness I appreciate. With "Rab" I shall always associate the little shepherd dog in the pack who had lost his master and to whom you spoke kindly words of encouragement that he really seemed to understand.
The Yosemite bill passed and I doubt if it would had



My dear Mr Muir

For several weeks I was out of town. My home coming was especially delightful. On the library table I found a beautiful azalea each of its myraid warmly colored blossoms speaking a word of welcome. Beside it was the bark you sent which Mr [illegible]uk had kept



as a surprise for me.
The hours we spent in your company, Mr Muir, were amongst the most inspiring in our lives. They passed all too quickly and yet the memory of them will always last. We called you a friend even when our acquaintance was only through your books because you brought a great deal into our lives by helping us to see the wonders and beauties of nature and we felt indebted as to one who had done us an especial


In one article you said that your chief aim in giving your writings to the public was to help people appreciate and love the mountains, the streams and the forests. How well you have succeeded you will probably never know. There must be many, many homes gladdened as ours has here by your thoughts: they are delightful fireside companions on winter evenings and the best and friendliest of


you not come to Sacramento so many times and taken the interest in it you did.
We shall watch for the publication of your book on the Yosemite.
Hoping that the pleasure of meeting you may come to us again.

Very gratefully yours

Grace D. Skeek.

March thirteenth

1261 L St. Sacramento



Sacramento [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1906] Mar 30


Original letter dimensions: 14.5 x 27.5 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 0147

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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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