Sherman D. Thacher


John Muir


THE THACHER SCHOOLAT CASA DE PIEDRA RANCHIN THE OJAI VALLEYVENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIASHERMAN DAY THACHERWILLIAM LARNED THACHER }ASSOCIATES HEADMASTERSNORDHOFF,CALIFORNIA,...March 7, 1910.My dear Mr. Muir:Won1! you come down and make us a little visit? I am not going to ask you to deliver an address because I know you do not like to, but it would be the best thing in the world for my boys to have a chance to get acquainted with you. And I should like to show you some of the charms of this beautiful little valley. A party of about Four or five is thinking of going to the Yosemite the last week in March. Would they enjoy it at that time, or would they be unable to ride the trails, and find it slushy everywhere under foot. I wish you could come to us sometime within the next two weeks, but before March 21st, as the boys begin to scatter for the Easter vacation on that date. If you cannot come now, I wish you could come sometime in May. Or, if you could be here for our closing exercises, June 10th to 15th, it would be delightful.You know this is an out of door school, in the mountains, and I think as the Archbishop of the California uplands, it is your duty to pay us a parochial visit! Your Grand Canyon friend, Miss Breck, is in the valley just now, and I know would add her petition to mine. It would do us all good to see you.04724

Muir-2I congratulate you on the conversion of Ballinger.Yours very sincerely,[Illegible]To:Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal.04724


Nordhoff, Calif.

Date Original

1910 Mar 7


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 22 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0217

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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