C[harles] W[alter] Carruth


[John Muir]


2of yours, though besides the great [illegible] of material that you already possessed you must have many of those finely penciled notebooks, set with thumb-nail sketches jotted down during your researches among the forests of Oregon and Washington and in "strange lands and far." If I cannot read of these things in published books or magazine articles I must perforce come up to the Alhambra valley and hear something of it from your own lips, which will be infinitely more delightful.Will, after [halting?] between Forestry and Music, chose the latter and after playing with orchestras for a couple of years, saved up his money for a two years stay at Yale, and is now there studying harmony, composition, Theory and the Pipe Organ. He is a fine pianist and a very competent organist, having studied04990

several years with Will King, who was one of the most brilliant players on the coast as Mrs. [Ch. Heath?] has not been good for some years, Irma is home with us this winter as Mrs. C. could not spare both of the children at once, and we are enjoying her stay with us very much after being away teaching two and a half years. The last year and a half she taught a Union High School in Calusa County.Are you at home most of the time this spring, and may I come up some Saturday or Sunday and bore you almost to death? (This letter will prove a fair sample of my powers in this direction.)With undying devotion and admiration, I sign myselfDevotedly yoursD. W. CarruthP. S. I am sure that you must come down to the Bay region occasionally and we would be overjoyed if you would look in on us during some such trips. The fruit shop is at 520 15th It just back of the City Hall, and the domicile at 1914 13th Ave at the end of the 8th Av car line (car with white triangle on red ground starting from 13th & Washington. Do come.D. W. C.


[place unknown]

Circa Date

[1911 Apr]


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0274

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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