Melville B. Anderson


John Muir



Friday Sept. 19,

Menlo Park

Dear, Good Mr. Muir.

I have little to [say more?] to thank you with all my heart for your encouraging letter. My doctor holds on to me every day except Sunday, and I am reminded [some?] Sunday to run over to Martinez and have a chat with you. You will then see how well I am and possibly we can f[illegible] some plan for a little a[illegible]ing, which



will be to you rather an inning , - for will you not be going Home! So, if the weather be not too bad, and if it will be convenient to you, I will come Sunday week, Sept. 28, leaving S.F. I believe about 9 A.M. Cannot you rather come & get me, incognito like a prince of Nature? I (would will) not advertise your coming and (will would) introduce you casually as we (go went) about to half a dozen good men & true. Better are not made than some I know here, and I cannot myself


incorrigible to be more the better for knowing such. It would do them good to know you. But if you cannot or will not happen along here then —! By the way Mrs. Anderson has gone East and would be inconsolable, I fear, should she miss a visit from you & Mrs. Muir. So you just come & spy out the land first, and not a soul shall know you are expected. With cordial regards to Mrs. Muir, I am yours gratefully

Melville B Anderson


Menlo Park [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1902] Sep 19


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0642

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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