John Muir


John Muir


W[illia]m E. Colby


Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 4,1911, 325 West Adams Street,Mr. Wm. E. Colby,302 Mills Bldg.,San Francisco, Cal,Dear Mr. Colby:-I think our Club ought to render all possible assistance in making the Rainier National Park accessible to the public by means of roads and trails suggested in the enclosed paper. I am only now recovering from a pretty severe seige of the "Grip" and am up to my eyes in Yosemite work, so that I do not feel able to do much personal work in this fight for the fifty thousand dollars appropriation desired. The outing plans for next year seem all right and no doubt you will have all you can take care of. Give Mr. Keith my love and tell me how he is. I had a letter the other day from Charlie Keeler. He said Keith was very despondent. Tell him to cheer up. After this depressing stormy winter weather is over he will no doubt have a revival of strength and hopefulness in the spring.My daughter Helen is here and day before yesterday she gave birth to a fine hopeful boy, to be named John M. of course.Remember me to Mrs. Colby and Mr. and Mrs. Parsons and yourtwo little boys. With all good wishes,Faithfully yours,[illegible]


Los Angeles

Date Original

1911 Feb 4


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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0093

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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