W[illiam] H. Holabird
[letterhead]October 14th/08John Muir EsqMartinez. Cal.My very dear FriendWhen I arrived at Home on yesterday, the first thing that my dear wife handed me was your letter, & the two beautiful books you so thoughtfully sent me. I shall have real pleasure in reading them.Dear Mr Muir, I learned valuable lessons from you the past summer, one lesson was, to spare the beautiful birds and animals. I put it into practice at once, for [when?] I had bade Mrs Harriman the young people good bye, I hastily superintended the storing of things away at the Lodge, for the winter, I packed my roll04300 [letterhead]and went to Coos Bay to investigate the country and its resources for Mr Harriman. thence I went to Yaquina Bay & overland thru the great hills of the Coast COuntry to Tillamook. I carried nothing but my Camera. no rod, no gun. The forests are truly wonderful, the rivers beautiful, the beds & food abominable. Some of the way I went on foot, some of the time in a canoe, then in a wagon. I have finished my report & am at home among those who love me, for the first time since Mch 1st save 2 days when returning from Mexico.I have several nice letters from Mrs Harriman, the tone of all is, satisfaction with the Lodge.What a nice time we did have, & how much your presence added, you will never realize. Please consider me now & alwaysYour sincere friendW. H. Holabird04300
1908 Oct 14
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Holabird, William H., "Letter from W[illiam] H. Holabird to John Muir, 1908 Oct 14." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5544.
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