John Muir


John Muir


[William] Colby


Martinez Feb 10, 1908

Dear Mr Colby -

I find that the slight introduction to the H. H. article wouldn't do. So I'm trying to remodel & strengthen the whole - beginning, middle & end just as I feared that exacting Scotch conscience of mine would compel me to do. So I'm pegging away at the endless job, hoping to be able to mail it tomorrow or next day. It will probably be 3 or 400 words longer than the original sketch, but some of the Whiting part may be left out. I'll send to you at Berkeley so that you may criticize it & suggest changes as in my wrath I may say too much.

Ever Yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Feb 10


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0169

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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Muir-Hanna Trust


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