Charles K. Wead


Charles K. Wead


John Muir


[letterhead]Oct. 10/09.My Dear Mr. Muir:Do you remember the tenderfoot whom so many years ago you took around the Yosemite Valley and over the glacier and on your memorable trip to the Tuolumne Canyon? And how good you were to him when he got the rehumatics? All those never-to-be-forgotten experiences come back to memory as I read this year of your fight for the Hetch Hetchy valley, and this04604 week of your acting as host to President Taft. I hope you have preached him some good sermons on conservation.Last July I was on the [illegible]ast taking a hurried trip with my daughters. I telephoned to learn if you were at home that I might gr[illegible]op your hand again, but to my great regret leaned that you were away for some days.Occasionally I have heard about you from some mutual friends - especially Dr. [illegible] Merriam:I trust the years are dealing kindly with you and yours. Isn't it time for one who has been so much of a traveller to see the Capitol of his country? I should be delighted to see you and to offer such hospitality as a man may where home has lone since been broken up by the death of its mistress.With sincerest regardsI am Yours TrulyCharles K Wead


Washington, D. C.

Date Original

1909 Oct 10


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0798

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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