R. B. Marshall
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORUNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEYWASHINGTONTOPOQRAPHIC BRANCHJune 28, 1911.Mr. John Muir,#1 East 69th St.,New York, N. Y.My dear Mr. Muir:I have been delayed in answering your kind letter of June 8th although the maps were sent to you promptly. I hope they will give you all the information you need. In locating particular spots and general scenes from memory, your brilliant mind needs no map to guide it while talking to the people through your hooks about, that wonderful country.I noticed in the paper that you are still hobnobbing with the big people at Yale and taking the Doctor of letters degree. Even this No. 1 East 69th Street, New York City, reminds me that our simple plain John Muir is continuing his giddy life in his old age.If you do make that southern trip, I wish you all pleasure of course, but, if it were in my power, I would not let a man who means so much to the world, and especially to these United States, go alone. I am almost tempted to write Mrs. Harriman personally and ask her to use her good influences to keep you among us. With kindest regards,Yours very sincerely,[illegible]05058
Washington [D. C.]
1911 Jun 28
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.
Marshall, R. B., "Letter from R. B. Marshall to John Muir, 1911 Jun 28." (1911). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6123.
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