John Muir


John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


his visit with Mr. Harriman. also trip with Sierra Club
he wrote Stickeen at Harrimans at my request.

Martinez, Sep. 15, 1908.

he thanks me for finding Van Dykes for his Helen. It saved her life

My dear Mr Lukens,

I got home a few days ago from a long visit with my friend Harriman at Pelican Bay in the Klamath country. & have had a fine reviving time & also have got some writing done up there.
I also spent a month with the Sierra Club in the Kern Canon country, & made a short excursion to Yosemite I also rewrote Stickeen & enlarged it somewhat. The Houghton Mifflin Company is going to bring it out as a little book early next spring
Helen is getting on bravely toward sound health with the Van Dykes on the desert, the place you found for her & for this kindness & many others we are ever devoutly yours.
Let me hear how you are Give my love to your wife & sister & believe my faithfully

your friend

John Muir

[in margin: My Kindest regards to Your Helen & The grandchildren. Especially Lottie.]


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Sep 15


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0875

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