John Burroughs


John Burroughs


John Muir


West Park, N.Y.Mch.31,[1910?].Dear John Muir:I am sure you will be glad to know that I have changed the Yosemite paper--cut out much of the matter that displeased you. I had some correspondence with Willis of the U.S. Geological Survey and got his views and the views of others on the geological history of the great Valley, and changed my article accordingly. My paper on the Grand Canyon may appear in July Century. Johnson could not stand all the geology, so I cut much of it out. I am to have a paper in the May Atlantic called "Through the Eyes of the Geologist". If you should chance to see it I should be glad of any criticism you might make. I will not squeal, sit down upon me never so hard.I am hoping you will come East this spring or summer and will stop a while with me at Slabsides. We will make excursions to the Catskills and to the Shawangunk and study the Silurian and Devonian rocks. Maybe the Browns will come. I have written him. If you come we will go and see the Harrimans at their new place. The Osborns, too, would be delighted to see you, as will hundreds of others. We will go and see Roosevelt, too, or get him up here.I had a glimpse of Dr. Barrus yesterday. She was looking fine. Did she write you that she is to have a paper on us two Johnnys in the Century? -more about you than about me., I hope you are well and that I shall see you this season.Affectionately,John Burroughs04741


West Park, N.Y.

Circa Date

[1910] Mar 31


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0293

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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