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

Collection Identifier

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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

Owning Institution

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.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date



2 pages


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



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