John Muir


John Muir


Eliza M. E. Hartley


[First draft of letter, in note-book #59]


Mrs. Eliza M. E. Hartley,

Dear Mrs. H[artley]:I remember you very well, though I have wandered far and wide in the 20 or 25 years since I made your acquaintance in Sacramento. Those Sacramento lectures were the first and almost the last I ever delivered,and I am not a lecturer at all now. My time is all spent in studies in the wilderness or in writing.
I am very glad to hear from you after all these years, and shall be happy to meet you again at the very first opportunity. Regretting [that] I can’t lecture, I am, with pleasant recollections,
Very truly yours,

J. M.



Martinez, Calif.

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Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 1092

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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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