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

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