Mary W. Harriman


John Muir


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Oct 14th (1908)

Dear Mr Muir,

If you were but here at this moment the scene would [ ] soothe me I am [ ] , even after the glories of Oregon so recently seen for have been most faithful to the memory of the Pelican Lodge days. The souvenirs you have sent us have been

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Coming in a constant stream in a most flattering way, assuring us of your devoted thoughts of us and our happy sojourn together in that beautiful Camp. Two sketches from Mr Keith for the girls give us color pictures while your writings give us [ ] pen sketches that I especially delight in. I have "

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your two books and think I well to exchange copies of Burns with you. It is such a delightful one – this you have chosen for me – with the picture of Helen included -we are hoping you will come soon yourself. You can always take refuge from the whirls of New York at Arden where nature reigns supreme still and very lovely nature, now in the Autumn robes of marvelous colors. The Pelican Bay [ ] and the water, of which you may remember “we drank copiously” still show their good effects on the Harriman family and the memories of our pleasant intercourse with you [ ] will always linger and cheer and gladden us. Very faithfully gratefully yours

Mary W. Harriman

Please let us hear some again how life goes with you . Yours Mrs H"


Arden, New York

Date Original

1908 Oct 14


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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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