John Muir


[John Muir]


[Frank A.] Miller


May, 1907.

Dear Mr. Miller,

From being the freest, least fettered of mortals for nearly l/2 a century, and I cannot with any fair reason complain that in these latter days I am tethered to a rather short rope, still I sincerely regret not being able to attend the formal opening of the new mountain boulevard next Friday and meeting so many interesting men.The most I can now look forward to is a day or two on your hills toward the end of May. The breaking up of my family, the illness of my daughter H[elen], family affairs--especially the long boundedness as I have never been bound before -- still I am looking forward hopefully to a few more years blessed wanderings before the sun goes down.

[Rough draft of letter, in Muir's handwrting]



[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

1907 May


Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0761

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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