John W. Noble


John W. Noble


John Muir


S Louis. Mo.

January 1st 1902.

Mr John Muir



Dear Mr Muir.

Your book "Our National Parks" has been received, and has given me great pleasure and instruction, for I have read it every word; already. and [Con amore.?] Great as the subject is, you have, in my judgment, done it justice. Although I have never seen the great trees, so great is your sympathy with them, your enthusiasm and power of description, [that?] it is hard for me to realize I have not been among those giant Sequoia, these last


few days. Such a book like the forest themselves makes us live not only longer, our better lives. Your inscription to me has come at a time it is most acceptable, you will find I have had to warn off trespassers, as shown in the accompanying newspaper cutting. To have your approval - and your remembrance that I at one time did "the state some service" for forestry.- compensates greatly. Your Honorable mention will be preserved. with thankful care. Please accept my wishes of a Happy New Year to you and yours.

Sincerely Yours

John W. Noble.



St. Louis, Mo.

Date Original

1902 Jan 1


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0021

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