Betty Averell


Betty Averell


John Muir



from the hearts of the [little?] bride and her good Scotch husband!
The books are all being bound in the wood-brown color - and this touch of your blessed outdoors! You havent written to me yet



[in margin: 9 East 44 Street
New York is my permanent address

letters are always such a joy to have [illegible] to know of you & yours [illegible] love

Betty Averell]

Dear Mr. Muir

Thankyou so much for [sending?] me your very lovely books with the [illegible] inscription which will I know bring quick response



or even told me that you would like one more letter - but here it is.
Just think I skipped away from big New York for two weeks & came down here to my little niece & sister to rest & play with them. The country is more to my liking than the city. Often I long for your wonder country where the hills are near, and the "hustle" less absorbing & demanding.
Mother sails for Egypt this next week, & Bill & I will be left to our own devices in N.Y. on a ninth floor apartment - Comparisons are severe aren't they! Do write to me soon



Pottstown, Penn.

Circa Date

[1913 Nov]


Original letter dimensions: 14.5 x 22 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1022

Collection Identifier

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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. 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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