Muir McKelvey


Muir McKelvey


John Muir



[in margin: 928]

Interesting part of chemistry and I enjoy it very much we have a fine new Laboratory and a good teacher. I joined our debating socity the "Forum" and have been trying myself in that line. It is interesting and we get considerable help from the debates; get us used to talking on our feet. It is getting late so I will have to close. Please remember me to Mrs Muir and the girls. Hoping this finds all well

I remain

Ever your Friend & Admirer

Muir McKelvey

#2907, Fulton St.


Berkeley Highs

Berkeley. Calif.

Feb 3. 1902.

John Muir.


Dear Friend.

I thought I would drop you a few lines and let you know who I am getting along. I am feeling fine and still working hard. A friend of mine gave me last Sundays Examiner with a review of your book "National Park" by Edwin Markham. I will send it to you fearing you may not have noticed it. Would you please tell Helen that I could not find a



Gazateer such as she wanted but will keep watch for one for her. I was sorry I could not get one. Father was home on the 12th and stayed three days leaving for Arizona. I was pretty lonly after he left. He did not have very good health in Idaho could not stand the cold weather. Father said he would pay my way if I wanted to join with the Sierra Club this summer I told him "I could not let a chance like that slip, guessed I would have to take him at his word." I received a letter from my brother in San Bernardino Co he said "that it was dry as tinder poor prospects for hay crop" I have been pretty busy with my school work since school started; we are getting into the


Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Feb 3


Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 25 cm.

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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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