John Muir


John Muir


[Edward] Hughes


[Rough draft of letter, in note-book].

NOV. 17, ‘02. (1)

Dear Mr. Hughes:

Many thanks for your kind letter of the 14th ult.f and the package of photographs. That of the chipmunk Is a gem, the only life-size photo of this blessed little beast I have ever seen. That of myself from your own negative my wife and daughters say la capital, and so it seems to me. It seems surprising that yon have been able to get so fine and telling an effect from so small a negative. The copy of myself from the new negative is quite satisfactory, and I enclose $6.00, postal order, for a doz. copies and the negative, which any time at your convenience I wish you would hand to Mr. McConlagh, as I don't know his address. I thank you also for your kind article in the Mail. You should describe some of your trips in the mountains. I feel sure they would be interesting, for this article shows yon can write, and with your fine photos you could give first-rate illustrations. Thanking you again, and realizing the depths of my indebtedness, I am,

Sincerely yours,

J. M.03098


[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

1902 Nov 17


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0778

Collection Identifier

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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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