E. J. Metcalfe Mc Henry


John Muir


[in margin: 251]


Atherton St.

Berkeley Aug 2d, 1907.

Mr John Muir,

Dear friend,

Previous to the great fire in San-Francisco, April 18th 1906. I had collected a large Album full of the Press notices, pictures and writings &c concerning yourself and Mr Keith, from the very beginning of your careers in America, down to that time. Mrs Keith had loaned it from his Studio, to Mrs Anna Pratt Simpson, and it was his impression, that she had returned it, if so, it was probably then destroyed. Since then, I have made another


large collection in another Album which I shall take pleasure in showing to you when we meet again.
When you called on your way home last week I was sieged with a desire to write my impression of your "all too short" a visit. I enclose it herewith. I hope you or your daughter, (Miss Helen) will honor it with a place in your album. Prof Howison was calling here the day after you arrived, and he pronounced it, "capital" which encouraged me to have it printed and send to you one of my five copies. With best wishes for your long life and continued usefulness, I am very sincerely

E. J. Metcalfe McHenry


Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

1907 Aug 2


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0855

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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