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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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