John Muir


John Muir


[Helen Lukens ?] Jones


Martinez Aug 30/01

My dear Mrs Jones

I am very glad & heartily congratulate you on your success as a writer Few have done so well & no doubt you soon will be known & more work at good price will come to you than you will be able to furnish. I have read & am returning [Quimido?] the charming little bird story. Your improvement in style & expression is well marked Be sparing of superlatives & big adjectives of high color on the levels of your stories & they will stand out & count where they justly belong. Remember me to your mother & the children & [Mrs?] [Dyer?] Heaven bless you

Ever sincerely yours John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1901 Aug 30


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0843

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

The Huntington Library, Muir Family Papers, HM 57349-57497. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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