(Miss) Harriet Geithman


John Muir



strikes root in our Washington soil. It gives me the keenest delight to express to you but a small part of the appreciation I feel. "Muir's Lamp" on Mt. Ranier is no more merely a resting place under a ledge of rock.

With sincerest regards, I am

(Miss) Harriet Geithman

#312 Boston Block

Seattle, Wn.

April 17-1913.


Apr 17 1913

Mr. John Muir,

Martinez, Cal.

Dear Mr. Muir:-

On our Seattle Mountaineers' hike last Sunday, we were discussing your books and our President, Prof. Meany suggested that I write you my appreciation of your rare contributions to our American out-of-door literature.
After reading your, "My First



Summer in the Sierra" I actually walked in the clouds. It was transcendent & I drank your vivid descriptions of Nature with more interest than I can possibly tell you.
Then followed the reading of your, "Mountains of California" and later the unrivalled dog story, "Stickeen", which made me want to pick up some little mongrel cur and give it a chance to be an intelligent comrade in the woods.


At present I am reading, "The Yosemite" and am again glorying in your matchless, living Nature tributes.
Not long ago Prof. Meany entertained us royally with pictures from your books and glowing passages which he read to us.
We Mountaineers are more than thankful to have your influence on our Pacific Coast, and every word from your pen


Seattle, Wash.

Date Original

1913 Apr 17


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0329

Collection Identifier

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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