John Muir


John Muir


[John] Swett


1419 Taylor St, S. F. [ca.1876] Tuesday noon –

Dear bro S[illegible]tt.

I was delighted to learn through Mr Sonimlaw Parkhurst that a position on this board of normal school trustees had been offered you. Dont I pray you for a moment hesitate to accept. It is of all things the best for you of anything in Heavens gift. The medicine for your sore & sudden lonely heart sickness. You must accept. Anyhow dont refuse until I see you Of course you are much better – but not yet to be trusted in such matters Ill probably be home Saturday or Sunday though home here
Ever your friend truly John Muir.


S[an] F[rancisco]

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0469

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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