David Douglas


David Douglas


John Muir



10 Castle Street

Edinburgh May 11 1907

My dear John Muir

I was f[illegible]d through Mr R[illegible] on Monday last with a [illegible] [specimen?] of Peb[illegible] from [illegible] (numbered 1 to 12) which I sent to one professor of Botany at the Botanical Gardens. Mr [illegible]ley B[illegible] letter acknowledging their receipt is enclosed and I shall send you



the promised Report when it comes to me.
I have to thank you for bearing me personally to remembrance [in?] the beautifully [polished specimen?] which I am using as a letter weight and as often as I use it I shall be bought into touch with you and the Stone Forest of Adamana.
I have also written to Mr Murdoch telling him that [his specimen is waiting for him, here the first day he is?]


in Edinburgh.
I trust you received the copy of [illegible] & Hutton mailed to you on April 30th. I need not tell you how gladly my sons [and?] I will try to get any other books you may require
Mr R[illegible] gives us a good account of you & yours but he does not say anything of Gen Cal[illegible] your promise to come again to Scotland and see us again. I hope you and Mrs Muir may manage it


before I become too old to enjoy your walks & talks - You would observe that Mr Bryce [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] at Washington sent out by our Radical government!:-
My wife & daughter join me in very kind regards to you & also to Mrs Muir if she will allow us - We seem to know both your daughters from the photo which you kindly sent. Your old friend Willie is still as keen as [Mountain Climbing?] as ever.

Yours [illegible].

David Douglas



Date Original

1907 May 11


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0741

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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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