Sherman D. Thacher


John Muir


THE THACHER SCHOOLAT CASA DE PIEDRA RANCHIN THE OJAI VALLEYVENTURA COUNTY CALIFORNIASHERMAN DAY THACHERWILLIAM LARNED THACHERASSOCIATE HEADMASTERSNORDHOFF, CALIFORNIA, May 26,1909.My Dear Mr. Muir:We are sorry not to have you here. I believe as a matter of fact we oould give you a more undisturbed place to do your writing in than you can find at home. If you ever are willing to put it to a test, juit drop in on us.I saw a picture of you and Mr. John Burroughs at Mrs. Hooker's, in Los Angeles, the other day, and I want a copy of it. Will you send me the name of the photographer, if you are willing to have me get one.? You might have been Socrates and Plato discussing the meaning and origin of all things;there at the gap of that stupendous chasm of the Grand Canyon.Yours very sincerely,[ILLEGIBLE]To:Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal.04512


Nordhoff, Calif.

Date Original

1909 May 26


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0498

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