Mary Beal


Mary Beal


John Muir


715 N. Marengo Ave.Pasadena, Cal.March 14 - 1910Dear Mr. Muir,I thank you very much for your kindly interest I was very much at sea, when I wrote you, as the best course to pursue and felt something must be done very soon. But I have since improved, so I do not need to make a hasty move. However I do feel that I would recover more rapidly in a more favorable location- either mountains or desert, which must be decided by my04728

physician. And as you know these California mountains so thoroughly, you may be able to give me suggestions about desirable mountain places, when you are down this way.I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your kindness in offering to call and give me the benefit of your experience. I wrote to your daughter, as you advised and await her reply with much interest. The lack of good accommodations would not disturb me if the surroundings were not too desolate and there was good wholesome food to be had and a comfortable bed. I care more for natural advantage than modern conveniences, but as I must go alone, I prefer a place not too dreary for continued peace of mind.With more gratitude than I can express I am sincerely yours,Mary Beal


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1910 Mar 14


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0239

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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