Harold Howard


Harold Howard


John Muir


Newburgh, N.Y.,Feb. 7/08.My dear Mr. Muir: -I stepped into the library - before going skating this afternoon - to read the article in the February North american Review - and just as I was about through reading it Mr. Bailey Millard's article in the Bookman came to my notice.-I am writing to you as a result of reading Mr, Millard's article - It is a "happenstance" (one of so very many that occur to those who are mentally alive - at any rate), that Mr. Millard's article was reprinted in the Sep. 1906 number of a (10¢) Chicago magazine - in which I had a "letter" - the first attempt I have ever made at writing (outside of a humorous college journal of which I was an editor - and a school paper) my somewhat novel views of politics and religion (those tabooed subjects of conversation - which04059 it seems only sociable to confine to the ro[s?]t[illegible], pulpit, and the press).I enclose Mr. Millard's article - and another - which is on a subject that may interest your daughters, as Californians, - for I believe that Mr. Millard's [illegible] will be realized in proportion as this movement (in which California has come very near joining Utah, Colorado, Idaho & Wyoming) for greater political liberty is advanced -May I also add that your report of Mr. Emerson's talk with you reminds me of his essay on nature of which I am exceedingly fond.Hoping that someday we may have that meeting in Marin - The last time I was out hunting there was with Shafter & Will Kent - isn't he a boss cook & a good illustration of his own philosophy that a man is judged by "the company he is, also." He certainly has picked out a good name for those woods he has given to the state - if only judging by the same standard just mentioned.Sincerely yours,Harold Howard


Newburgh, N. Y.

Date Original

1908 Feb 6


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0163

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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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