John Muir


John Muir


[Thomas Hanna]


Los Angeles, Cal., March 14, 1911.325 West Adams Street.Dear Tom:-Please find enclosed five dollars for a supply of "moons" for my two blessed grand-boys. Give them generous lots of those beloved "moons," but not enough to be-cloud or eclipse their little noddles or stomachs.Helen is still in the hospital. She has had a slight attack of pleurisy but is rapidly recovering. The wondrous boy has been well all the time and is thriving amazingly, growing every day grander in solemn, dignified, buddha-like grace.They expect to get back to their beloved desert home in a few days from now. Buel is going to run down in his auto to San Bernardino and from there ship it on the cars to Daggett, for the carriage road up the canyon pass is completely washed out and will take perhaps all summer to mend. After shipping his car he will return here on the train, and then go with Helen and the baby direct to Daggett.In talking about his visit to Martinez Buel seems to be very much pleased and grateful for the help you gave him in respect to the complicated business that he now has to attend to. Doubtless he will write to you himself.The trains are all running very slowly on account of soft roadbed. That is, those that are able to run at all. Our train, the owl, reached Los Angeles three hours late.The weather now is delightful down here, and I suppose it is also getting dry and pleasant up your way too. We can appreciate calm sunshine after such whirlwind black storms as we have been having04976

for so long.Tell Wanda not to forget to have Fong carry out the collected rain water in the garret and see that the doors and windows are all kept closed.All is serene down here and I am hack in the garret and hard at work as ever. I will probably be again with you about the middle of next month.The Roosevelt dinner and lecture comes off on the 21st. It will no doubt be a pleasant affair, though I fear I will have but very little time to talk with Mr. Roosevelt on the subject of the preservation of national Parks, etc.I have received a letter from Mr. Edward Coffin, in which he states he has sent me a copy of the "Camp-fire Club Year Book." I wish you would have this forwarded, and also all of the proof sheets of, "My First Summer in the Sierra. I have received two or three lots forwarded since my arrival.Be sure to tell the Postmaster that my address here, C/o J. D. Hooker, is not 324 West Adams st., as the last of the forwarded letters were addressed, but is 325 West Adams Street. Be sure to have this number corrected.Ever faithfully yours,John Muir04976


Los Angeles

Date Original

1911 Mar 14


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0165

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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