Anita Glasgon O'Fallon


John Muir



in the mean time written since about the forests & if you could direct me as to how to secure them [illegible]
[illegible] is just 16 yrs. old But his collections for a child are very wonderful & of value & great interest to me—
We brought home a few samples, but

[1] Feb. 8, 1907



John Muler

My dear Sir

Some time during last August, I had the very great pleasure of meeting you & your handsome young daughter out at the canyon of the Colorado. At



the Grand [View?] Hotel. and ever since I have meant to write you & thank you for your very great kindness in so clearly directing us as to the locations of the different Petrefied Forests at Adamana.
But for your Enthusiasm I am afraid I might have passed seeing such a wonderful and


grand sight as we found it to be. My boys delight and happiness there was intense. And I only wished you could have been there - We did want to know so much about the forests & wood &c. And since home I have found no books to aid me.
I am wondering if you have not


I [can?] & never shall forget!
It was a most exquisite day. and the scene was fairy land like to me—
Mr Stevenson and family were very kind to us.
I longed for more time but school hurried my boy


home. He had to be here Sept. 4.
If you journey Eastward and you & your daughter pass through St. Louis. Do let me know ahead. Just write or wire me and John & I should be so charmed to do all we could for you in our city


very truly yours

(Mrs) Anita Glasgon O'Fallon

4202 West Pine St

St. Louis


Feb. 8/1907-


could not find any root pieces [illegible]. Are any such possible to find - and you spoke about some pieces [showing?] leaf connections.
In which forest did you find these? We went to the north forest & the view of the Painted Desert



St. Louis, Mo.

Date Original

1907 Feb 8


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters


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