Emily Lindsley Ross
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,
(Mrs. [illegible] R-)
590 Main St.
1907 Aug 7
Original letter dimensions: 16 x 17 cm.
Ross, Emily Lindsley, "Letter from Emily Lindsley Ross to John Muir, 1907 Aug 7." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3732.
Reel 16, Image 0891
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