Augusta Ackinson


John Muir



I tried two weeks ago to 'phone to your daughter but was told the 'phone had been removed.
I am with kindest thoughts


(Mrs J. L.) Augusta Atkinson,


La Manda Park, Cal.

May 15th 1913.

My Dear Mr Muir:

Today I atended the funeral of our friend Francis F. Brown.
I suppose you have all particulars.
I did something of which I will have to tell you, and hope you will forgive me if it seemed other than you would wish,



knowing how much Mr. Brown thought of you, and knowing you were not here, I took the liberty of sending in your name, a bunch of beautiful M. Niel Roses.
I said nothing to any one, simply sent the roses with a card on which wrote the words__"Devotedly


John Muir-"
Forgive me if you consider this an offense. I only write to explain to you, so if the family should acknowlege the same, you would understand. I hope you are well, and happy. When you come south I should love to see you.


La Manda Park, Calif.

Date Original

1913 May 15


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 19.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0415

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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