Hester A. Dickenson


John Muir


1523 Willow Street, Alameda, Cal.,Apr. 1, 1914.Mr. John Muir,Martinez. Cal.Dear Sir:I do not know what handles rightfully belong to your honorablename, but I do know that you are a member of the "California Writers' Club” and that every one of us is debtor to your kindness and proud to be your debtor.You may not remember, but many years ago my husband, Col. P. J. Dickinson, and I met you in the Yosemite. He has passed to the majority and so cannot recall to you the delightful hour you so kindly gave to us; but I am here to live it over again and to say: I thank you!Many delightful and appreciative messages were given to me, by the Club's Board of Directors, [illegible] pass on to you, but I have been unable to do so until to-day. But I assure you that every one of us feels a little quickening of the pulse when your name is spoken, because now, you belong to us! We honor and we love you -- as we honor and love all great souls who bless us by their deeds, and by example, help us into holier atmosphere.Sometime you will come to us, perhaps, and we shall take your hand in happy greeting and -- and — say things.Yours sincerely,Hester A. Dickinson05731


Alameda, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Apr 1


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File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0261

Collection Identifier

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

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



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