John Muir


John Muir


Tom & Wanda [Hanna]


Garrisons, N. Y., July 14, 1911.Dear Tom and Wanda:I am very much obliged to you for so promptly getting me the Information about Helen which completely allayed my anxiety, also for forwarding that batch of letters which some foolish person in the Century Magazine Rooms sent Martinez while R. U. Johnson was absent. I am very glad to hear that those two great boys are well and that the wonderful twins are also thriving. Remember me to John Swett when you see him.The weather here has been intenseley hot received them. I think one or two coats would be useful and also trousers.My address until I sail will be Garrisons on the Hudson, State of New York, care ofProfessor H. F. Osborn.[illegible]<05078

C29but especially In Hew York. Up here fifty miles from New York at Garrisons on the Hudson, in Prof. Osborn's fine home, surrounded with forest, I have got through the help spell in comparative comfort. It is now much cooler. I am working hard to try and finish my Yosemite Book before I sail for South America, which I think will be about the 15th of August. I had a great time at Yale, and also in Boston and Washington. I have not seen John Burroughs but have had a long letter from him. I am hard at work on that Yosemite Book, so many interruptions causing very slow progress. Houghten Mifflin Company is going to bring out the autobiography. They think a great deal of it and offer much higher royalty for it than any other of my books. Three other publishers were extremely anxious to get it on the royalty of[illegible] from the beginning [illegible] but I think better to stay by Houghten Mifflin. They want to bring it out immediately but I want at least part of it to appear in some magazine, so that will delay the publication in book form for six months or so. I suppose you will soon be busy with your Bartlett pairs. I hope you have a good crop and that the grapes will turn out better than you expect. With all good wishes,Faithfully yours,[illegible]P. S.Did you send those silk pongee clothes that I asked you to send by express? If so I have not


Garrisons, N. Y.

Date Original

1911 Jul 14


Original letter dimensions: 15 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0506

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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