Robert Ridgway


Robert Ridgway


John Muir


3447 Oakwood Terrace, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

May 15, 1913.

Dear Mr. Muir:

I thank you very much for your kind letter of the 5th inst., which is appreciated beyond my ability to express.
It does not seem possible that fourteen years have rolled by since we were together as members of the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Surely time flies more swift as we grow older.
Great was my disappointment when, on returning to Washington from a visit to Illinois to find that I had missed seeing you. You were then about to start on a trip to South Ameria, I believe. I hope that you had a enjoyable trip, and saw many wonderous things that were new to you. Have you ever pub=


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published anything concerning your trip? If you have please tell we where I can find it.
Returning to the subject of the Harriman Alaska Expedition: Mrs Harriman sent me a copy of your memorial of Mr. Harriman, which I enjoyed reading. It has always been a source of regret to me that I could not get better acquainted with him, or at least I was so impressed. Perhaps he did not care to cultivate my acquaintance. I do not know. However it may be, I had, and still have, the greatest respect for him, and sincerely admired his executive ability, of which we had many evidences during our memorial trip.
Hoping you are quite well, I am, with kind regards,

Sincerely yours

Robert Ridgway.


Washington, D. C.

Date Original

1913 May 15


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0419

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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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