[letterhead]Bakersfield, Cal. 12 Sept. 1910Dear Mr. Muir,I am enclosing a letter from Mrs. Fairfield Osborne which I had hoped to have the pleasure of presenting in person. It would have given me the greatest pleasure to meet one whose name and work have been so long familiar to all those who love our wonderful national parks and the other glorious national beauties of this country of ours. [illegible]tive official duties compelled my giving up the anticipated Yosemite trip and the chance of meeting you personally, but I sincerely trust that my visit to the Yosemite & meeting with you may only be "pleasures04875
[illegible]" and that, in the not too distant future both of these pleasures may be [illegible]. Trusting that you will receive Mrs. Osborne's note safely,- I delayed forwarding it, hoping until the very last that I could present it in person,- and with deep regret that, for the present at least, I am denied the privid of meeting you, believe me[Most?] sincerely yoursM. CappsShould you be coming East in the near future & pass thru' Washington, I trust you will let me know. A note addressedc/o Bureau of Construction? & Repair[Navy?] Department,Wash D.C.will always reach me.
1910 Sep 12
Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.
Capps, M., "Letter from M. Capps to John Muir, 1910 Sep 12." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5152.
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