Susanne F. Tyndale


[Joseph ?] Pickard



taste in common is a fresh bond - [revealer?] forming a sort of platform for meeting ever after.
Not that I wish to feel sure that I gauge your pre-occupations - you are well protected by being so far-away - but you know we have to construct our friends & their personalities, as the scientist often must the fossil animal - from a single bone -
But after all, nothing in life is [in margin: 376] so satisfactory as that mysterious relation discovered in the possession of a single enthusiasm & the possibility of friendly intercourse which develops out it. There is nothing one can be so sure of - and so with best wishes for the New Year, let me again thank you

[Enclosed in letter of J. C. Pickard, Jan. 7, 1902 [1]]

Brook Knoll Weymouth - Mass.

Dec 22, 1901

Dear Mr Pickard,

I dont suppose you had any distinct idea of widening our horizon by setting us down or rather by lifting us up into the mountains with your friend John Muir, but the result remains, and we both acknowledge ourselves your debtor for the introduction. Novel and interesting as his account of physical characteristics is, I am as much swayed or more, by the fine unconscious traits, & evidence of spiritual kinship with nature.
I am glad that I owe my acquaintance to you, for the discovery of every


for adding precious fuel to the fire on my hearth and may you go on your way with joy, always as sure as you have made me of meeting some person or power who will give you a sense of expanded horizon

Yours very Sincerely

Suzanne F. Tyndale

December 22, 1901


Weymouth, Mass.

Date Original

1901 Dec 22


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.

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Reel 11, Image 1041

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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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