John Muir


John Muir


Henry Randall


Martinez, California

August 30/01

Mr Henry Randall

544 Pleasant St

Worcester, Mass.

Dear Sir,

Are you the Harry Randall who in days of Auld lang syne was my companion in Yosemite? If so please write me a full account of yourself since you dropped from sight. Few of the old folks you used to know are left in the Valley. I was there a few weeks ago. Johnnie Smith is dead, so is Black Al. May & most of the old guides & workmen. Galen Clark 87 years old is still alive and well & lives in the Valley So is George Ki[nney?] Hutchings is keeping the Calaveras Grove Hotel with his fourth wife. Cosie is married & lives in Lassen Co. - But I'll tell no more until you write In the meantime I will venture to congratulate you & Mrs Randall on the


marriage of your daughter. Give me a complete history of your life since we parted & greatly delight

Your sincerely

John Muir



Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1901 Aug 30


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0845

Collection Identifier

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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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2 pages


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



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