L[oulu] P[erry] Osborn


John Muir



John Muir [illegible]


To J.W.

Beginning, Set not thy foot on graves
Life is too short to waste
In critic peep or cynic bark,
Quarrel or reprimand:
'Twill soon be dark;
Up! mind thine own aim, and
God speed the Mark!




July 20th

My dear Mr. Muir

We all want a visit from you - ! When may it be? As you say, continents nor Time, separate true friends. In the mean time



Thank you for the books, deeply. Also will you write out for me yr Milton quotation about Ocean, & the I remember. Up! it will soon be dark. Etc. & by whom is it. I am writing all my loved sayings in a book & these I associate with you - All send love - [illegible] always yr friend

L.P. Osborn


Garrisons on Hudson, N. Y.

Date Original

1913 Jul 20


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0608

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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