John Muir


John Muir


[Annie K.] Bidwell


Martinez, December 21, 1907

Dear Mrs Bidwell:

Many thanks for the sketch of the blessed General's career, Mr Benjamin seems to have done his work lovingly well but the sketch is too short. Some time I hope to see the General's life written deep & broad like his character & influence on our grand state.
The portrait is very fine & lifelike The foreword too is good, The sketch I have not yet read on account of anxious are of my daughter Helen. This evening we take the train for the Mohave desert near Daggett where or in some similar dry place she will have to stay a year or two, she is now slowly convale[illegible]sing from an attack of pneumonia brought on by a severe influenza cold.
Remember me warmly to Sallie & believe me ever faithfully your friend

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1907 Dec 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 1295

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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