January 21, 1914My dear Mr Muir:I enjoyed reading your book of Stickeen very much, as I am greatly interested in glaciers and the mountains and I hope to be able to visit one sometime.I saw Mr. Gleason's pictures of the mountains . They were very beautiful.It must have been very scarey crossing the sliver bridge and Stickeen must have been very brave too. I have a dog - he is a fox terrier bit I don't think that05684
he could ever do a thing like that. He is a pretty good climber and jumps over the little gullies in the canyon but they are not nearly as bad as the crevasses in the ice. I love to climb and have been over on Mt. Tamalpies several times, and I would love to take a climb in Glacier Park or some other mountains. As I'm only eleven years old Papa says I am not quite old enough yet, but I want to soon. it does not snow more in Berkeley than once a year and then only for a few minutes. When I was little I saw lots of snow back last but I can notremember that time. I can, when I was five years old and went to Utah and it snowed there.I hope you are well and still can see the beautiful mountains.Sincerely YoursHelen Whitney2630 Haste St.BerkeleyCalifornia
1914 Jan 21
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.
Whitney, Helen, "Letter from Helen Whitney to John Muir, 1914 Jan 21." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6473.
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