Rachel Lyman Field


John Muir


384 Union StreetSpringfield, Mass.,March 6, 1912Dear Mr. Muir,I want to tell you how very, very much I have enjoyed reading your story of "Stickeen" My Aunt and I read it to-gether and I just love it. Was it really true? I love dogs and I am so sorry he disappeared and you didn't ever hear of him again.The other week I saw some moving pictures of great glaciers and ice walls and cravasses and I could just fairly see you and Stickeen traveling along together, and I had great sympathy with him for not wanting to go down those awful ice05157steps you made for him. I am so glad you wrote that splendid story.I am making a collection of autographs and am so very anxious to have yours. Would you be so very kind as to send it to me. Please believe I do not wish to cause you any trouble, but I should appreciate it so much.Your friend and Stickeen's too.Rachel Syman Field


Springfield, Mass.

Date Original

1912 Mar 6


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0829

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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