John Muir


John Muir


[Joseph] LeConte


[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (1)

Martinez, M[arch] '01.

My dear Mr.LeConte:

I'll not be able to accept your kind invitation at the time you set. I'm hard at work finishing a little book about the Forest Reserves and Nat. parks, and the publishers are pushing me unmercifully, calling for copy and illustrations, lest the book be delayed beyond the most favorable time. But after this job is off my hands I'll be glad to accept your kind invitation. In the meantime I must practice strict self-denial and stick to my desk. Of course I know Miss Gompertz, the brave and good mountaineer and writer, and have long been one of her most devout admirers. You are truly a lucky fellow, and I heartily congratulate you, and with best wishes, am,

Very truly yours, J.M.



[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

1901 M[ar] 27


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0649

Collection Identifier

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

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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