John Muir


John Muir


[Loulu Perry] Osborn


Martinez, July 3, 1913



Dear Mrs Osborn:

Warm thanks thanks thanks for your July invitation to blessed Castle Rock. How it goes to my heart all of you must know, but nae's me! I see no way of escape from the work piled on me here - the gatherings of half a century of wilderness wanderings to be sorted & sifted into something like clear useful form. Never mind, for, anywhere, everywhere in immortal soul sympathy, I'm always with my friends, let time & the seas and continents spread their years and miles as they may.

Ever gratefully faithfully

John Muir.

The books you mentioned were sent by mail yesterday


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Jul 3


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 21, Image 0556

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


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