John Muir


John Muir


[J. E.] Calkins


Martinez Dec. 2, 1908Dear Mr Calkins;I was very glad to get your kind refreshing letter with its cheery good tidings of your new home & work. I wish you were nearer so I might avail myself of your kind invitation, now I am compelled to work alone in the big house.When I think of moving south I see that a long hard time will be required to get my notes & books ready for shipment. I've been trying to sort my notes, & groan aghast at the vast mass. I never before knew that I was so crishingly killingly rich. To work the stuff into literature will require another three score & ten good work years. But I'm in pretty fair health, so is Helen at Daggett, & things in general are less disturbing09207


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Dec 2


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 1033

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

Owning Institution

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

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust


2 pages


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



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