John Muir


John Muir


[?] Balnaves


[first draft of letter, in note-book #59] (24)

Martinez, Nov. 28, 1901.

My dear Mr. Balnaves:

It is very kind of yon to Invite me to the St. Andrews dinner, and I heartily thank you. Nothing in the banqueting line would give me greater pleasure [than] to meet with so many of my countrymen under such happy auspices. I have delayed reply to your kind invitation until now, hoping I might be able to accept. But alas, I'm held here by obligations and burdens that I cannot escape, and must, therefore, deny myself the grand pleasure.
Hoping we may meet ere long, I am, with many thanks and pleasant Tuolumne memories,
Very truly yours,

J. M.



Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1901 Nov 28


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0957

Collection Identifier

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

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