Creator

Mary Beal

Creator

Mary Beal

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

715 N. Marengo Ave.Pasadena, Cal.March 3rd, 1910Dear Mr. Muir,I am writing to you on the advice of your old friend, John Burroughs, whom I am also fortunate enough to claim for a friend.I was expecting to visit Mr Burroughs this spring and be introduced to his sylvan and pastoral divinities, but a severe illness in December has left me on the verge of a breakdown and I may need to seek a more favorable climate to hasten my recovery.Mr Burroughs told me your04720

daughter spend three years in the desert and fully regained her health, and that you could direst me where to go. It may not prove necessary to make a change but I wish to be prepared to go at once, if it is thought best for me to leave Pasadena.If you are in Pasadena now, or any time in the next few weeks, I would like to ask you personally more questions about the surroundings and accommodations to be found at Daggett or any other place you would recommend.I would not trouble you if Mr Burroughs had not seriously advised the desert and referred me to you for information.I will be very grateful for any help you can give me as to conditions there.Sincerely yours,Mary Beal

Location

Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1910 Mar 3

Source

Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir19_0201-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0201

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

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.

Pages

2 pages

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