John Muir


John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers


Martinez March 8/02

My Dear Sellers,

When I saw your letter the other day I said "They are coming at last" But spring is here & I fear you are not to be seen this side the country this season. How kind of your to send so many photographs & the negative They came in good order. I'm distressed to think how often I have called on you for those pictures. Everybody I know keeps begging for them & all like yours the best. In many ways it is a weary burdensome thing to be known in books. Lately

some friends worried me into helplessness & made me sit for a bust What they can want with me in clay iron or brass I can't imagine. Setting here trying to write I often feel that I must escape to the wilderness once more. You have no idea how I'm set upon. The severe weather you have had this winter I hope is now past for the year & that you will all come through these & all other trials safely & yet see many happy days on both sides the continent. With hearty thanks I am ever sincerely yours John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Circa Date

[19]02 Mar 8


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0243

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library . Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date



2 pages


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



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