Mary W. Harriman


John Muir



Mrs Averell & I will devote our time & attention to you & While the boys are off Camping you would greatly enliven us. Your last appeal to Prof Osborn came a little while before we left home & we all (Mr & Mrs Osborn & I) wrote appealing missives to the President himself



Aug 7th [1913]


Dear Mr Muir-

We are so near you - can you not be tempted to come to us if only for a week? This place would inspire even you who knows nature in all her greatest beauty so well but this spot has a charm of its own -



in behalf of Hetch Hetchy - People in the East are well aroused & I do not believe the danger is very near so go on with your [endeavors] & you may yet win out. Come see use & we can conspire together. Take the train to Salt Lake City or rather Odgen & they (the R. R. people) will put you on the particular Oregon short line branch road that will bring you to our ranch [illegible]ch Where a welcome & a peaceful ranch life awaits you -

With love

Mary W. Harriman


Island Park, Idaho

Date Original

1913 Aug 7


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0656

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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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