Abbigail A. Allen


John Muir



Photo [illegible] its companion The Berkley [illegible] wil be very much appreciated - And Hattie sent me her [husbands?] Photo & Allens I will suggest she sends you the same one, a very good one, I think and an excellent Photo of Mr Allen

[illegible]fully Yours

Abigail A. Allen

4195 Alameda

South St [illegible]

Remember me kindly to the [mother?] & the daughters And a generous quanty to yourself Mr Muir.





Dear Mr Muir

I think owe you an opology for not later acknowledging the receipt of the volume of your invaluable work on California Parks - I began writing of its safety in arrival, but was at this time interrupted by a Surprise with a gift [from?] [Jessie?] for a pass from San frisco to Portland Oregon, and a return fare to San Jose - Do I set aside all



other business to make such plans for myself that I might join her and visit my daughters, in Alameda - Jessie goes as far as Seattle on this pass, while I remain in Alameda until Jessie returns from her Seattle errand, which is to attend an Anniversary event of a "Golden Wedding" of my sister Ellen with three marriageable daughters This is a journey that will give Jessie a needed [rest?] and change I thank you for the correction [illegible] the years when Ladies were Admitted into College Halls Do you not think it was a great point gained for girls, it was not a popular move among the staid Prebyterian mostly not favorable to CoEducation Am I right in saying that several years passed before Ann Arbor admitted young ladies to the University Classes? I fear I have trespassed upon your time and patience. But if I remind you of your keeping in mind my [illegible] "[illegible] G[illegible]ier" Story" you will not [illegible] will you - I have reminded our Hattie of your request for our family Photos and [illegible] daughters


Alameda [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1901] Dec 7


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0967

Collection Identifier

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

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



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