Elizabeth A. Briggs


John Muir


[3]another grand book. I have "My First Summer in the Sierra" "Our National Parks" "The Mountains of California" and that wonderful little book "Stickeen." [illegible]oI only wish I could express the pleasure your books have given me. I loaned them to a dear lady seventy-five years old who thinks whe is too old to travel[1]Miss Briggs Canada BooksJune 29 1912Dear John Muir,I have been wishing to write to you for some weeks, ever since your return home. which was made known to me through the columns of the Boston Sunday Globe. I think it05216

[2]is advisable to read the Sunday papers as they do occasionally contain a real news item. When I read that John Muir had returned to America after a tour through Africa and also South America my heart leaped for joy at the thought of reading of your travels. I want to see the great Victoria falls through your wonderful eyes and I hope you wont wait too long before you give us

[4]2but she has had a rare treat this past winter traveling all through Cal. in her rocking chair with you. She declares that there is more real religion in your books than in most sermons & I agree with her05216

[5]I hope if you have written other books than those I have you will tell me what they are and where I may get them, and please do write at least two more. One on Africa and another on South America.Your Sincere admirerMrs Elizabeth A BriggsJune 29, 1912Calgary, Alberta, CanadaP. S. I am visiting in Mass. but will return home next week.


Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Original

1912 Jun 29


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1071

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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