John Muir


John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


written after hard sickness. still very gratful

Martinez, March. 11, 1908

Dear Mr Lukens:

I have been very sick but am up & slowly convalescing, hoping soon to get into the Sierra for a breath of reviving air I had a severe attack of the Grippe, (the 3d this winter) & it came near making an end of me. The last four years have been full of anxiety & sorrow & sickness making me barren & useless But I must not complain for most of my life has been joyous & free above most. Thanking you for your kind sympathy I am

ever faithfully your friend John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Mar 11


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0303

Collection Identifier

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

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Muir-Hanna Trust


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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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