Cornelius B. Bradley


John Muir


Berkeley, August 21, 1902.

Dear Mr. Muir:

Your beautiful new -volume on Our National Parks, so long ago inscribed to me by you, has just this day come to my hands. It gives me very great pleasure to find myself so remembered by our veteran explorer and writer on these themes of Beauty and Truth. I thank you most sincerely for the kindness which touches me very nearly,just at this time when many things to conspire to make me feel that I am a very useless cumberer of the ground. And my thanks are due also to Wanda who brought the book for me, as I learn, though I was not here to receive it.
We are just back from the Old World, where we saw and did many things. But for me the most memorable was a 200-mile tramp in the Alps last summer, including no great peaks, to be sure, but a number of high passes such as the Col du Geant from Chamouni to Courmayeur in Italy, and the St. Theodule Pass from Italy into Switzerland at Zermatt. I thought often of you as I ranged over those great glaciers and snowfields.
We are all well, and most of us are at home, my son only being absent in New Haven. Mrs. Bradly sends with mine her warmest greetings to you and Mrs. Muir and the two girls,--and I hope to be able sometime before long to thank you in person.

Very truly yours,

Cornelius B. Bradley03028


Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Aug 21


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0526

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