John Muir


John Muir


Mrs. [Jeanne] Carr


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Martinez, Nov. 5, 1894

My dear Mrs Carr

I take pleasure in sending you with this a copy of my first book. You will say that I should have written it long ago, but I begrudged the time of my young mountain-climbing days We received your note & newspaper clippings of the Muir peak. I left Mrs Muir to answer it but suppose she has not.

I am at work on another

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book. And in many ways am very busy We are all well Wanda is a woman & considerably taller than her mother. Helen is very smart & may write some day I told a Mr Drake of the Century Magazine to call on you a week ago. He is to be in Pasadena two months.

With kindest regards to the Doctor and the boys

I am cordially yours John Muir"


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1894 Nov 5


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 11 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date



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