Beth Averell


Beth Averell


John Muir



of your messages upon Dr. [Converse?]. In the first place, I'm afraid you didn't "christianize him" entirely - for he is again in [Montanna?] hunting the beasts of the forests and mountains And so I have not had even


September 8 -

325 East Avenue



Dear Mr. Muir

In the "round robin" the "big tour" girls wrote you from the train on our homeward try, I told you I would let you know the effect



a chance of meeting him - to say nothing of telling him about you - still I am living in hopes, and when those are realized you will hear from me again - that is, if you haven't forgotten me and will let me know so. For remember, that I am the girl who will never shoot or harm a birdie! No, I just love every one I see now and as I am in the country nearly every day - am growing to know them and their ways well. The country about here


and your Alaskan playground should be transplanted in our front yard. Assuridily we could furnish you here with plain mud puddles - if not glacier mud puddles! I am very lonesome and hungry for the H.A.E.


may be of glacial type - but certainly I wish it were more realistic - for I am sure nothing could make it more comfortable during these warm days -. And only one thing more delightful - that you


- in fact anything connected with it always interest me, for I loved every minute of it - didn't you? Mr. Burroughs has formed a H.A.E.C.C. - or corresponding club - with me - why don't you join [it?] - the fees and dues are only letters?

With love, ever your little friend

Beth Averell

Did the Western papers show you that since Uncle Henry's return home the Wall St. men call him 'Professor"? - Can you now sympathize with him?



Rochester, N. Y.

Circa Date

[190] Sep 8


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0347

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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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