Sherman D. Thacher


John Muir


THE THACHER SCHOOLAT CASA DE PIEDEA RANCHIN THE OJAI VALLEYVENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA[illegible]SHERMAN DAY THACHERWILLIAM LARNED THACHERASSOCIATE HEADMASTERSNORDHOFF, CALIFORNIA, December 14, 1910.My dear Mr. Muir:A small group of our boys are thinking of going to the Yosemite in the Christmas vacation. It occurs to me, naturally how delightful it would be to have you with us for a few days at least before the boys start, to teach them a little of the way to love your beloved Yosemite. You need not think we shall make you make a speech, but we should simply set about, and walk about, with you, and hear you talk in the way that I know the pleasure of so well.Please do not think me importunate. I only write because I know that some day it may happen to be entirely convenient and agreeable for you to run up here. If you take the eight o'clock a.m. train or the 2:30 p.m. train, you connect with the Ojai train very conveniently, or I will meet you in Ventura by automobile. You can talk with me directly by Sunset telephone any morning between 8:15 and 10:,-- and often at other times. Do not bother to reply to this unless you happen to feel like falling in with my suggestion.Yours most sincerely,[illegible]To:Mr. John Muir,Care Mr. J. D. Hooker,West Adams Street, Los Angeles.04913


Nordhoff, Calif.

Date Original

1910 Dec 14


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 22 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0996

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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