John Muir


John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


[in margin: used by Lonnie]

his friendship grows stronger as years go by-

Martinez, Sep 20, 1913.

Blessings of the tree [family?]

Dear friend Lukens.

Neither silence nor distance can abate one jot true friendship. on the contrary it glows and burns all the brighter & more divinely as we grow older
I know well how you feel for your tree family on the mountains, the right kind of wealth ever blessing yourself with their life-giving beauty & shade, & innumerable others now & hereafter who will bless you in turn & truly keep your memory green. Remember me to all your family Write to senators & the President protesting against Hetch Hetchy bill especially Poindexter & Smoot

Ever faithfully

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Sep 20


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0798

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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The Huntington Library, Muir Family Papers, HM 57349-57497. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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



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