John Muir


John Muir


[William] Colby


is now growing calm as the thermometer rises, & I hope to get a quiet week or two see friends & finish my Yosemite book.The price of the Pillsbury pictures is very reasonable. I'll tell the Century Co. to get them. I want the best photos of the Yo. Park in general, also a few of the King's and Kern Tehopete, Sequoias etc. I'll see all are paid for.The Am. Alpine Club gave me a fine dinner, so did the Appalachian and a great time at the Yale commencement, getting honor for helping to save H. H. Glad you liked the Sierra Club book I'll get the publishers to send someN. Y.June 27, 1911Dear Mr Colby,I've just written to Mr McFarland assuring him of my help in the Niagara fight and my eagerness to meet him. I had not in the least forgotten him or his magnificent work but since coming here I've had so much Hetch Hetchy and book work to do besides planning for S. America and have also been tousled and tumbled hither thither dinnered honored etc almost out of my wits I could never set a day to see him. The society weather

Remember me to Mrs. Colby & Parsons and your brave pair of young mountaineers.Good luck for your outing Greet them all at your first campfire with my warmest good wishesEver faithfully yoursJohn Muir


New York

Date Original

1911 Jun 27


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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0418

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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