Raymond B. Pease
that I can think of has done as much to idealize for me that wonderful country.I am truly sorry that Hetch Hetchy was lost to materialism. Let me say however that in a greater realm, the "mend of man" the fight has not been lost'.If, as you suggest, I shall one day meet you and talk with you your great Mountains, I shall indeed be most proud and happy to do so.Faithfully yours,Raymond B. PeaseLaramie, Wyo.March 15, 1914.Mr. John Muir.Martinez, Calif.My dear Mr. Muir:I was extremely gratified to receive your acknowledgement of my "Tahoma" poems and I want to tell you that for a long time I have desired to express my own gratitude for the inspiration given me by our writings on California and Alaska. This is therefore a welcome opportunity.05723
Your "Mountains of California" was the work that most impressed me. About five years ago, after my third trip to Mount Tahoma, I was reading up the mountain literature in Tacoma and Seattle. This book was so true and real and intimate in its portrayal of the southern mountains, that it impressed me more than any or all of the rest and I returned to it again and again. Then the Seattle "Mountaineer" put me on track of "Stickeen". This too, was a delight to me. Since then I have read your articles on Yosemite, your b[illegible] in the Atlantic — also the book on the same subject. In these articles you have done the coast states a most notable service. Nothing
1914 Mar 15
Original letter dimensions: 16 x 26 cm.
Pease, Raymond B., "Letter from Raymond B. Pease to John Muir, 1914 Mar 15." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6517.
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