John Muir


John Muir


[Margaret Rae Lunam]


" To explore, enjoy, and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist thesupport and co-operation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."Board of Directors—1912-1913Mr. John Muir. President . . . . MartinezProf. A. G. McAdie. Vice-President . San FranciscoProf. J. N. Le Conte. Treasurer . . . BerkeleyMr. William E. Colby, Secretary . . San FranciscoProf. Wm. F. Badè . . . . . Berkeley Prof. Vernon L. Kelloer . . Stanford UniversityMr. E. T. Parsons . . . San FranciscoMr. Willoughby Rodman . . . Los AngelesMr. Clair 8. Tappaan . . . . Los AngelesOuting CommitteeProf. J. N. Le Conte Mr. E. T. ParsonsMr. Wm. E. Colby. Chairman and ManagerMr. Clair 8. Tappaan, (Los Angeles) Assistant ManagerHonorary Vice-PresidentsHon. James Bryce, British Embassy, Washington. D. C.Mr. Henry 8. Graves . . . Washington, D. C.Pres. David Starr Jordan . . Stanford UniversityMr. J. Horace McFartand . . . Harrisbnrg. Pa.Editorial BoardProf. Wm. F. Bade. Editor . . . . BerkeleyMr. Wm. E. Colby, Notes and Correspondence,BerkeleyMrs. E. T. Parsons, Book Reviews . . BerkeleyMr. A. H. Allen Mr. Elliott McAllisterProf. J. B. Church. Jr. Mr. Edward T. ParsonsProf. J. N. Le Conte Prof. H. W. RolfsMartinez, Cal, Nov. 26, 1912.My Dear Cousin:-I am very glad to learn by your last letterwritten by Maggie that you are still well enough to be up everyday, and that Maggie also is unusually well. As far as I haveheard from the family out here, we are all about as usual. Iam now very busy writing a book on Alaska. I hope that sometime next spring I shall have the pleasure of sending you a firstvolume of my autobiography entitled My boyhood and youth", whichwill recall, my dear cousin, the time when you used to torment mewith kisses on the stone stairs when I was going up to grandfathersto learn my lessons.Enclosed you will find $100. With one-half of it, buysomething to add to your comfort, the other half to be distributedamong the poor.Ever your affectionate cousin,John Muir053041


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1912 Nov 26


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1445

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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