Harriett M. Ashley


John Muir


[1]June 28 1911[letterhead]Dear Mr. Muir,Thank you very much for the book you say you have sent me. but it is not you and will not take your place at all, glad as I shall be to have it. Why can you not cut your visit a little short at Uncle John Burroughs, and come up see us for one night, only one night and I will try to be satisfied. We left05057

[3]only ask for a few hours--just a very few--of your time, so I can grasp your hand once more and have my husband and girls welcome you at our house.I will not worry you any more, but try to think of a way; I am sure you can make your Roxbury trip a few hours shorter if necessary.With best love and wishes I amHarriett M. Ashley(Mrs. M. C.)MiddletownNew YorkJune 28 - 11[2]home Sunday to come here to a meeting of the American Institute of Pathology, but are going to start home this P. M. and will reach there to-morrow P. M. some time--we came by auto, three Dr's and myself--and I wish very much you could come and visit us for Sunday, and we would show you some of our restful, beautiful mountains, tho: they have not the heighth and grangeur of your western mts: they are very beautiful.You are not in any great hurry to get to South America are you? That country will keep, and we--all of those who learned to love you on a never to be forgotten trip in the west


Middletown, N. Y.

Date Original

1911 Jun 28


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0430

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