Clara Barrus


Clara Barrus


John Muir


[1]Glenwood Mission InnRiverside, CaliforniaMarch 10/09Dear John Muir,Why don't we hear from you, or are you on your way here? We do hope so, & every one here is inquiring after you, & we're holding out the hope to them that you will come before we leave.Mr. Burroughs thinks we can't stay here longer than Monday - but there's really no reason why we can't, they seem just as cordial & whole-souled as they were at El Tor[illegible] & we are enjoying it all immensely. They put us in the Presidential Suite, if you please, & Harriet & I have to use our per-04451 [2]Glenwood Mission InnRiverside, Californiasuasive power to keep [illegible] John contented - he says it is too fine for a globrider like him & he sighs for simpler surroundings - or thinks he does- but then, [Celt ?] that he is, he is always sighing for the una[illegible]able. But I can see he wants to get somewhere where he can be in [illegible]se intimate relation with the birds & nature, & I doubt if he will stay here longer than Monday.Mr. Miller & his sister are the best kind [illegible]sts & a beautiful spirit penades the place.Sunday we had a glorious auto ride up Mt. Rubidoux. 04451 [3]Glenwood Mission InnRiverside, CaliforniaI sent a card to Helen Sunday, but have not heard from her yet. I hope you found things going as well as you expected at home & that your daughter Wanda is doing well.How is your bread holding out?They have good bread here, too.Mr. B. is eager to get somewhere (perhaps Catalina is [loud?]) where we can get tents & camp.We shall go from here to the Van Nuys hotel, Los Angeles, probably by Monday, unless you come & persuade him to stay longer.They both send you their love & Harriet says "lots of it"- Come if you can-Sincerely yours,Clara Barrus04451


Riverside, Calif.

Date Original

1909 Mar 10


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0284

Collection Identifier

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

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



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