LaManda Park, Cal.,Jan. 26th, 1914.John Muir,Martinez, Cal.Our Beloved John Muir:With great interest have some of us watched the Hetch Hetchy proceedings, and also anxiety. Through all I have thought of you and your strenuous efforts. I am going to write the Hon. John D. Works of my appreciation of what he is doing, and also have the different clubs of Pasadena take action in regard to it. I trust you are well, and hope your wishes will be realized.I send two copies of "The Story of my Boyhood and Youth" to you, Will you autograph them for me? I wish them for my children, and also am asked by the student body of the High School to request you to autograph some saying or verse of your own, to be framed for the library of the High School. I realize how busy you are all the time, but they are very anxious to have this and asked me to interview you. There are over fourteen hundred students - members of the student body.I had hoped to see you before this; was very disappointed not to meet Mrs. Funk. we met on the telephone but not "face to face." I still anticipate that pleasure, and also the pleasure of seeing you again. You always had about you the grandeur and magnificent beauty of the mountains and woods which _I love so well. I always imagine you with the wind, laden with the odor of the pines, blowing about you and lifting your hair from that fine brow we all love so well. I trust we will have you with us a long time yet.Have you any suggestions whereby I may help in the good work of the Hetch Hetchy problem? I will be glad to do all I can, and I have quite a little influence down here.May many blessings be yours this year of 1914. With all good wishes, I am,Cordially yours,(Mrs. J. L.) Augusta Atkinson05631
La Manda Park, Calif.
1914 Jan 26
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.
Ackinson, Augusta, "Letter from Augusta Ackinson to John Muir, 1914 Jan 26." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6481.
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