E. S. Goodhue


[Dr.] E. S. Goodhue


John Muir



Mr John Muir


Dear Sir,

Your kind note of a few weeks ago received. We have some beautiful scenery here, and our mountain woods have there own charms for the lover of Nature, but there is nothing here that [illegible] interest or calls forth the affection (shall I say love?) of the behold[illegible] [illegible] so much of the scenery in dear old California. A few weeks ago we were reading your "Mountains of California", and when we had finished I felt like a boy [illegible]ent to be away seeing for myself what you have beautifully put in a book. And now



I am lost on the Sequoia in the [Atlantic?]! I wonder if we - without any real scientific knowledge of what we might see - would [enjoy?] the woods as you must! Yet, I have had some of my most [illegible] remembered days in the California red-woods in Sonoma where I spent part of a season in camp. We were along the mouth of the Russian River. And I have spent weeks at different times in the Canons [diacritic] about Ventura. [illegible] Be[illegible] and Ri[illegible]side. We here planned for some day - a trip up into the regions you have described and may be, we shall come and take you along! I want to ask you if you have read Bradford Toney's books? He is a personal friend of ours, and if




You dont [know?] him [illegible] his [charming?] walks & talks [in?] the woods, I shall send you his "A Rambles' Lease". He is [illegible] [illegible], deeply, sincerely in love with his New h[illegible] birds and trees, although he occasionally [illegible] South (after the birds that leave New England) and writes a book about [illegible]

I am respectfully yours,

E. S. Goodhue



Koloa, Kauai [Hawaii]

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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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