Eleanor Pomeroy


Eleanor Pomeroy


John Muir


75 West Rutland square,
Boston, Massachusetts.
December 17, 1913

My dear Lover-of-Nature;

May I thank you most heartily for your kind message concerning your playground and prayground? I appreciate it deeply, especially at this season when the harmony of things is peculiarly close. In your California flowers bloom; here in Massachusetts branches are bare but the message that they bring to me is as divine as are your flowers that I love so well....
I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed the storyof your boyhood and youth; it is here on my desk -a borrowedcopy and only last evening I came to the story of thelittle frozen squirrel with his peck of wheat; also, the swimming episode which I doubly appreciated because I, too, was told to consider the frogs and how they swam...
I send you my heartiest greetings of the Christmas season. May yours be a very beautiful one. May the new year bring a wealth of beauty, also.
This is the greeting of a girl-a year-out-of-college girl who has struck the writer's trail and who is gathering all the joy of the march.

Respectfully and faithfully,




Date Original

1913 Dec 17


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1079

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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