Augusta Gottinger


John Muir


My Dear Mr. Muir:-

Your letter, sketch of your life, and book - "Mountains of California" were received yesterday - It was certainly a very pleasant surprise and gave me much pleasure- I thank you very much for your very kind letter, sketch and book - which I will all read as soon as time will permit, and know I will enjoy it much. You certainly knew great many of my father's friends - he carried on a correspondence with all the botanists you mentioned - and we have their letters now - I too regret that you and my father never met- I feel sure he would have enjoyed knowing you - perhaps sometime you will come this way again- Then you must call and make his daughters a visit - Thanking you again for your much appreciated letter - sketch of life and book I am most

Sincerely Yours

Augusta Gottinger

May 21- 1907 —

40 Academy Place Nashville




Nashville, Tenn.

Date Original

1907 May 21


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 16.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0755

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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