Myra C. Marshall


John Muir


[4]little beauties in nature that had escaped my notice before, and which have since been a constant delight to me when I go out "into the heart of things."My disappointment in not seeing you last year when you were in Washington and I in Switzerland, can not be allayed until you come on and make us a visit in our house.I must hear about your long splendid trip.[1]Nov 25 1912[letterhead]My dear Mr. Muir,How can we thank you for the bountiful feast of beautiful Nature you have sent us?The entire morning has been spent in reading aloud from your first summer to Evelyn who was compelled to remain home from05303

[2]school with a troublesome tooth. She is a great little lover of Nature and was delighted over all the beautiful places, things, and descriptions you have given us.I love the dear old Sierra with a real affection, and each sentence I read goes straight to my heart.No one save a San Joaquin native could fully appreciate your description [3]of those first days in the foothills and on the old Coulterville road with the dust and heat and fascination.But to me, after my six trips into the Yosemite over the same old road, it is more real than life itself.In reading your books my thoughts so often revert to that never-to-be-forgotten trip from Aspen to Soda Springs and Conness when you taught me to see and appreciate innumerable

Marshall[5]Can't you come on this winter? We will allow you[letterhead]to do just as you please, and be as quiet or gay as you wish.Thanking you with a great deal of joy and appreciation for your beautiful gift of books which will fill many pleasant evenings for us this winter, I am your devoted friend,Myra C. MarshallP.S. The inclosed clipping speaks for itself. We understand now05303

[6]why one sees so many little dirty-faced children about San Francisco.With love from the entire House of Marshall.M. C. M.Novermber 25, 1912


[Washington, D. C.]

Date Original

1912 Nov 25


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1435

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