R. B. Marshall


R. B. Marshall


John Muir


Washington D.C.Jany 21/1910My dear Mr Muir-How can we thank you for that generous box of christmas 'goodies' - they are fine and I know it would do your heart good to see our darling babies get their little [illegible] chairs and indian baskets and say "come on Dad lets have a feast with Mr Muir" - The 'grown ups' are not far l[illegible]ed and we do so enjoy your kind thoughtfullness -You know how dear to our hearts is John Muir - we love him - we wish it were in our power to have [moves?] of [this?] actual presence of our t[illegible]st of friends - come to us - we do so again in this - and I assure you again that no friend of all my life is dearer to[illegible] than you -If I had se[illegible] enough to make money I would rush it immediately - make my pile then call John Muir and we would go to the mountains - where all care is left behind and two souls' (if you will allow me) would live with nature - one teaching the other 04688

2lea[illegible]- we both love to get away from the rush, for, I don't know what, and my all too short a visit with you last summer make me appreciate more than ever how much I am missing being away back east away from such an influence as you -But I must stop telling you such things you know it any way - but I do not think you appreciate how delighted you would make us feel if you would only come and stay with us awhile - why, we would give you to eat - nuts and raisins and wine and a welcome as pure as can be found on this dear old earth.I shall keep on working and some day we may return to California and [round?] you up some way - and have more of those talks we all love so well-I have written Mr Colby urging him - you and the club - to bring the Hech Hetchy matter to a final iss[illegible] at once. I feel we have the very best chance now we will ever have to save the valley - I can't say moreLove, sympathy and affection from us all to you always-R. B. Marshall04688


Washington, D. C.

Date Original

1910 Jan 21


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0105

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