W[illiam] R[ussell] Dudley


John Muir



Mr. John Muir.

Martinez Calif.

My Dear Mr Muir

I am sending in to-day, my resignation from the Directors of the Sierra Club. I am to be absent from our University for a year, on leave. - taking my sabbatical year. I have been somewhat run down for the past two years, and intend to take some rest and travel.
I am notifying Mr. Colby as Secretary, but I write to you to express to you personally the great satisfaction it has been to me to be associated with you in a work and in objects I was deeply interested in. It was one of the greatest pleasures of my life in California, and I need not add, a great honor.
I congratulate you that the work in which you led so many years, slowly building up a public sentiment, has advanced so rapidly during the later years.

With the sincerest regard and respect,

I am yours truly, W. R. Dudley.



Stanford Univ. [Calif.]

Date Original

1906 Sep 24


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 26.5 cm.

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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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