E. Goodhue


E. Goodhue


John Muir



in California that could go any where and not be beholden to a Match and that his name was Muir - I felt that way after reading your last book-

Your faithfully

E. Goodhue

[in margin: 356]


Koloa, Kauai

April 8 1902.

Mr John Muir


My Dear Sir.

Your letter of [March?] 25th rec'd. I thank you for your [kindness?] in seeking my name to M[illegible]. I hope to be able, some day, to take in some of California's [features?] with you. What an indomitable nature see[illegible] you are to enter Kings River Canon [diacritic] in Winter!



I was glad to [read?] a characteristic, appreciative sketch of you in "Out West" for March - and to see your face there. In [Nov?] 1901 number of his [newspaper?] Lu[illegible] said something like this:- "I have [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] control hundreds of thousands of their fell[illegible]s, & hundreds of millions of their fell[illegible]'s [illegible] - go all day long [illegible] for a s[illegible], or all night shivering in camp - because no one had a match! So sub[illegible]ent are we to a sorry little [illegible]ter with a [illegible] of [illegible] on the tip!" I wrote Lummis and told him that there was one man


Koloa, Kauai [Hawaii]

Date Original

1902 Apr 8


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0336

Collection Identifier

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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