John Muir


John Muir


[Melville Best] Anderson


Martinez, Dep. 7, 02

My dear Professor Anderson,

I guess you must need plain downright rest with clean reviving exhilarating air & beauty - divine stuff good for everybody this side the immortal regions. As to the mechanical tingling of extra taps, raps or streams of electricity you can hardly be wrong keeping with the treatment as long as you find yourself positively benefitted thereby. October, though sometimes speckled with little storms, is usually a charming - Indian-summerish month in the Sierra sugar pine region at an elevation of 6000 to 7000 feet, easily reached by rail at Tahoe or Shasta. The most accessible parts of the Sequoia woods are the Ca[illegible]ras, Tuolumne, Merced, & Mariposa groves, & General Grant & Sequoia National Parks. The most restful of these are

to health seekers the Calaveras grove & Giant Forest of the [illegible]weah, in both of which are bed & board accommodations. But all are far above railroads & the stage roads are long & wearisome & dusty at this time of year I'll see you to any of God's mountain mansions you may choose. "Never be [illegible]", as the scotch say. let me often her how goes the battle.

Ever your friend

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Sep 7


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Reel 12, Image 0578

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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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