John Muir


John Muir


[Melville B. Anderson]


Martinez, California

May 8, 1913.

Dear friend

I was delighted to catch sight of you once more after returning from travels in South America & East Africa Had I known your address when I was in Naples last year I would have glad to visit you What a glorious time you must be enjoying in the Dante atmosphere of your beloved Florence. Your letter & Epistle were perfectly charming. I let Mrs Hooker, (who wrote "Wayfarers in Italy," read the "Epistle" & of course she found it delightful, for


she is a [glowing?] lover of Dante Land. She has just started for Europe with her daugher & adopted daughter & will be in Italy most of the summer probably. I gave her your address & made her promise to call on you. She is one of my very best friends. It was under her roof that I wrote "My Boyhood & Youth," part of which you have seen in the Atlantic. I'm sending you a copy of the little book by mail.
I haven't seen Francis Brown lately but hope to ere long. When are you coming home. I'm aching to see you God bless you dear friend

Ever affectionately yours

John Muir



Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1913 May 8


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0395

Collection Identifier

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

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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