P. A. Conard


P. A. Conard


John Muir


[letterhead] Dec. 9, 1911 Dear Doctor Muir,It is with very keen regret that I say "Goodbye" without seeing you again. The storm kept me from getting out to meet the friends who came on the Turakina, and kept them from getting ashore until so late that I thought you had gone at two o'clock. I have just learned from Dr. Goding that you did not go until five.Dr. Goding also told me that you missed your copies of the announcement we published. I am pleased to send you a few more.I also send some copies of today's "El Dia" which contains a brief account of your address.And now, as I again say goodbye, may I repeat the05131

[letterhead] 2 expression of my sincere appreciation of the great service you have rendered us. Young men here are in general drifting away from all faith and to hear from the heart of so notable a scientist as yourself an expression of a vital and stalwart faith, coupled with a humble reverence, is a wonderful lift to the convictions and faith of us all. I am sure we are more ready than ever to do our part in the work of the world joyously, for having met you.Yours with profound admiration, P. A. Conard 05131


Montevideo, Uruguay

Circa Date

[1911] Dec 9


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0743

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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