John Muir


John Muir


Ina Coolbrith


Los Angeles
July 30, 1910
Dear Mrs. Coolbrith,
I have sent by todays mail copies of my three books which I hope will help to cheer some weary hours and bring back to mind the days of auld land syne. It’s hard to realize the pain of fire losses in the way of cherished keepsakes. I’m down here trying to

~work hard on another book and so forget or wear out the pain of recent troubles, or at least make the worst of it tolerable. As for talks to clubs they are all out of my reach. I’m too old to learn now. Surely my burdens are heavy enough without additional work of any sort. I’m sure you’ll excuse. Ever faithfully yours, John Muir


Los Angeles

Date Original

1910 Jul 30


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 11 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

MSS 2 M953 Coolbrith

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

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