Emma K. Wilcox


Emma K. Wilcox


John Muir



for this "soaky" delta has almost eclipsed for the time being, our courtesy to our friends. and now that it is over, the Lord only knows what the town is coming to.
Thanking you for the beautiful book with which we are delighted, I am

Very truly yours

Emma K. Wilcox

Martinez, Wednesday.


(Apr., 1913)

My dear Mr. Muir:-

Had it not been that we intended calling upon you at once, this acknowledgement of your kind remembrance, would have reached you days ago.
I was surprised and delighted with



the "Story of your boyhood", which was read and much enjoyed in the club. I especially enjoyed the "dandy doctors" and the roof episodes: for being much of a tom-boy-girl, the sympathy it awakened was genuine. My husband and I have enjoyed pleasant hours reading it together. Ive read many books of interest aloud evenings at home. Your story will be read aloud in the club. It comes next to having had the pleasure of your company at the club Friday afternoon.
Our efforts to successfully effect a wholesome election


Martinez [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1913 Apr]


Original letter dimensions: 14.5 x 22 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0383

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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