Creator

Carolina W. Hotchkins

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

[1][letterhead]Hyde Farm,Williamsburgh, Mass.Aug. 2. 1908.My dear Mr Muir,I have just written to the Century Co. asking permission to use your story about Stickeen in a geographical reader I am working on, and I write this letter to arouse your interest in bringing to a greater number of boys and girls this exquisite story in case you should hear from the Century Co. about it.I have read the story to my04260[2][letterhead]boys and girls each year since its publication and it is always listened to with abosorbing attention. They know a great deal about you, too, and your love for trees and mountains and glaciers.You may be interested to know that the first time I read the story, in 1897, a lady sitting in the back of the class-room, who was a chance visitor that day, told the children that she had heard the story from your lips before it was published. Although I have read it aloud more than a dozen times since then to grown-ups as well as children, I never fail to feel the same thrill of04260 [3][letterhead]excitement and appreciation as at first; its geography as well as its philosophy delight me.It will be necessary to shorten the article a little, but I hope I shall not destroy its beauty if I receive permission to use it.Very sincerely yours;(Miss) Caroline W. Hotchkins

Location

Williamsburgh, Mass.

Date Original

1908 Aug 12

Source

Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir17_0823-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0823

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Pages

2 pages

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