E[dward] H[enry] Harriman


John Muir


We do look about as me go & do leave much of the ways & works of Nature -
Tomorrow morning I start with the two little boys Ave[illegible]ell & Roland for Oregon - Kluneath Lake - by way of San Francisco - We are going into camp & it will delight us if you will go also. They want to kill something, which might not interest you, bears trout &c &c. Let me hear [the?] E.E. Calvin [illegible] Pac Co I am [illegible]. that you will [join?] us please.
Cornelia is in Europe with some friends this summer & Mary & Carol (the little girl she's big now) go on the yacht with Mrs Harriman to Bar Harbor while we boys are away.

Always yours

E. H. Harriman

Aug 8th 1907.


Orange Co. N.Y.

Dear Mr Muir

I am deeply troubled at your letter of 2d just received - we all grieved much over poor D[illegible] - I had grown to look upon him as a real friend & knew him to be a true man - I am glad to have shared his friendship with you. I am fortunate in having many friends & am indeed proud to count you among the best - my troubles are not to be considered with yours & some others for they are only passing & will be eventualy cleared up & understood even by the "some" to whom you refer.
The responsibilities weigh most when such misfortunes occur [illegible] was of the poor passenger who passed on with brave Do[illegible].



Arden, N. Y.

Date Original

1907 Aug 8


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 0899

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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