Laura B. Roe


Laura B. Roe


John Muir


[3]- for you meet so many - I just want to say I was most glad to meet and know you for the short time I did in a place so beloved by us both - and so you may know how much I am going to enjoy having you within my book -Hoping soon to hear from you and hoping too that you may recall me, I am very sincerely yoursLaura B. Roe(Mrs. George H. Roe of Ross Valley, Marin Co., Ca.)[1][letterhead]Aug. 10thMy dear Mr. Muir,I am wondering if you will remember me - Mrs Roe of Ross Valley, whom you met at Camp Ahwahnee a few days before you left this year?I got you to write in a friends book, and was most unselfish about05247

[2]it for I wanted your autograph in a book of my own.You told me when I returned to Ross or S. F. that if I would send one, I chose "Yosemite," and put an inside wrapper on it addressed to me that you would write me "a something" on the fly leaf.Now I am back at sea level, sighing still for Yosemite, and I have my book, but write this first to know if you are at home, or whether you went to Alaska and have not yet returned.I am going to ask the favor of an answer to this as soon as you do return, and have a chance to open your mail, and then I will send the book to you, already for return shipment.If I am at all clear to you


Madronia [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1912] Aug 10


Original letter dimensions: 14.5 x 22 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1179

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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