Isabelle C. Kendall


John Muir


Seattle, September 7thm 1912.Dear Mr. Muir, My stay in the southwest was so prolonged that I was unable to stop over another day in San Francisco on my way north. I was therefore,- very regretfully I assure you,- obliged to forego the pleasure of meeting you. I had a very pleasant call with your daughter and her family the day I was unfortunate enough to have "just missed" you. I told Mrs. Hanna that in any event, whether I could return to see you later or not, I would take pleasure in sending you a few of Mr. Curtis' pictures taken this year on grand old "icy Rainier"; and within a few days, Mr. Curtis will send you a small album containing some of the best results he got this year, which I beg you will accept with our compliments. In one or two of them, you will perhaps recognize the features of Mr. Van Trump whom the north country people remember as having made the ascent to the summit with you. We have tried to choose the pictures which may recall familiar scenes, and of course we hope it may inspire within you a desire to again visit this old "fire peak", When you may be sure the people of the north country will accord you a royal welcome; and if some time, you may find the time to put your memories into print in The Century, your host of friends up this way, not to mention the legion you command in the east will hail it with great joy. Everyone to whom I have spoken of the hope we entertain of seeing our beloved mountain celebrated by your pen, is enthusiastic in anticipating something so good. We all earnestly hope you may not conclude it is too great a task. I am going east about the 17th, and will be at home for several months, in Libertyville, Illinois,- after which I shall be back in the western mountains. sincerely yours, [illegible] 05270


Seattle [Washington]

Date Original

1912 Sep 7


Original letter dimensions: 13.5 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1289

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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