Para, Brazil, Sep. 19, 1911.Dear Mr. Colby:I hope you all had a good time this summer, the usual Sierra Club luck.When I left New York August 12th the Hetch Hetchy looked comparatively safe as far as I could see. But the wicked, whether down or up, are. never to be trusted, so we must keep on watching, praying -and- fighting, overcoming evil with good, as we are able.I've had a glorious time up the Amazon. In about a week from above date I hope to be on my way to Rio de Janeiro. Thence I intend going to Buenos Aires, sail up the Uruguay and La Plata, cross the Andes to Valpariso, and southward along the Araucarian forests, etc., then perhaps to South Africa to see its wonderful flora, etc. May be home in the spring.My kindest regards to Mrs. Colby and the great pair of boys and to the Parsons, and all the Club you see.Faithfully yours,John Muir.05108
1911 Sep 19
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [William] Colby, 1911 Sep 19." (1911). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6173.
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