John Muir


John Muir


[Melville B. Anderson]


Martinez Dec 4. 1913.

I'm delighted to learn that your days of exile are drawing to a close Your grand Dante done according to your own heart. I rejoice with you and make haste to assure you there can be no trouble about the publication of the book for I'll gladly bear all the expense.
You know how I sympathize with you in the loss of beloved Browne. Your tribute to his memory must surely have been lost and yet it seemed strange that in his son's letters to me you who knew him best and loved him him most was not named. Anyhow never mind, Your love will yet be told, if not


in the Dial in some other farther flying journal.
The battle for Hetchy Valley is not yet lost. It is now raging in the Senate and I still hope we shall win. As to damning the dammers they are damned already and buried beneath a roaring flood of lies.
Yes, I was a few days in Naples waiting for a steamer on my way home from South America & Africa, and though in haste after a year of wild wandering would gladly have waited a few weeks for the joy of meeting you had I been able to find my way. But never mind we'll make all that loss up a thousand over. I can't account for the Hooker's failing to visit you. Hope they may yet. I have not yet seen Prince Charlie Keeler since his return. He is now in New York with his children.

Ever dear friend affectionately yours

John Muir



Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Dec 4


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1038

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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