Marion R. Parsons


John Muir



My Dear Mr. Muir:-

The Atlantic Monthly came promptly and we thank you very much for it as well as for the friendly words of your letter. When the book has taken shape we hope you will come again to the "high house". Maybe when the stormy nights come and the wind blows cauld, and blows your lantern out on the way to supper, you will think of us


snug and fast in the warm belt!
Seriously we would suggest that if at any time you feel like returning to your Berkeley workshop, we could easily enough make room in our library for such books as you might need, by moving upstairs many shelves full of our books that are not in use. We would be very glad indeed to do this and be many times compensated for the slight trouble it would cause by the very great pleasure we take in having you with us.
Hoping that the book is progressing according to your desires and with all good wishes from Edward and myself,


Marion Randall Parsons

December 15th


[San Francisco ?]

Circa Date

[1913] Dec 15


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1070

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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