John Muir


John Muir


[Katharine] Graydon


[Original letter returned to Miss Katharine M. Graydon]Martinez, Sep. 11, 1912.Dear Miss Graydon:I greatly enjoyed your good letter so full of dear lang syne times. I should have enjoyed more than I can tell a week or two with you all. But after wandering over two continents a thousand voices were calling me home. How delightful your college work must be, right at home in your own town - revelling in literature like a bee in honey bloom.No great changes are visible in our little valley - only a new house here and there and weeds in the vineyard that I used to cultivate. The Reids, Colemans, and Sweets are well. So are Wanda and Helen with their five boys. Helen with her two lives in Los Angeles. Brother David in Pacific Grove.I'm in my old library den all alone, looking over a hundred or more old notebooks and manuscript scraps, planning new books. I've not written a word on my foreign travels as yet. May in a year or two. Am now at work on Alaska. A first volume of Autobiography will be published soon - next winter or spring.Give my love to Mina and your mother, brother and sisters, Charley and Merrill Moores and Hendricks.Your affectionate friend,John Muir[Envelope addressed Miss Katharine Graydon, 303 Downey Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana].05273


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1912 Sep 11


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1301

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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