George G. Kip


Geo[rge] G. Kip


John Muir


Oct 1, 1907



My dear Professor Muir,

Your very kind note of 23d ult. relative to your inability to come to Bessie's wedding impels me to tell you how anxious I am to see you-
Some five years or so ago Charlie and I called at the Sierra Club in San Francisco inquiring for you and learned you had just gone [East?] on a trip around the world- Last summer on the steamer to Alaska, for I have been there again, I mentioned your name as [illegible] and was


Lake Ma[illegible]ald (Mont.) but an attack of renal colic, which seized me on the trail, made all the party think they would bring back a corpse, which was a mistake as this foolish letter proves.

Very truly yours

Geo. G. Kip

October 1st 1907-

jealously disgusted wh[illegible] a lady tell me she had met you only a few weeks previously in the Petrified Forests of Arizona.
Can you not come to us some time?
Have you ever gone over the summit of Mt. Washburn in the Yellowstone? Charley and I did it last summer and met twelve mountain sheep!; on the very summit and never have I seen such a display of flowers as there are just below the summit on the Road to Yancey's and Camp Roosevelt-
On your advice we visited


Morristown, N. J.

Date Original

1907 Oct 1


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.

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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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