Emily Lindsley Ross


John Muir


Portland, Oregon, August 7, 1907.

Mr. John Muir

My Dear Sir:

Perhaps you remember the trip in 1879 you took on the same steamer with my parents, Dr. and Mrs. Lindsley, to Alaska. On your return I had the honor of meeting you as a young girl in my father’s home. Since then we have always read with intense interest anything from your pen.
I am now the proud mother of a fourteen-year old ([illegible] there are others) son, who is collecting autographs of distinguished people, and he desired that I should write to you and beg the favor of yours. Perhaps I may admit that his mother is greatly interested in this collection, also.

Yours most respectfully,

[illegible] Rose

(Mrs. [illegible] R-)
590 Main St.



Portland, Ore.

Date Original

1907 Aug 7


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 17 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0891

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