Melville B. Anderson


[John Muir]


Menlo Park, 12 April. 1914Dear Friend, If I have shabbily failed to write, it was not thoughtlessness, but because I wanted to write too much, and also because I've [really?] had little [chance?] to communicate. I just want you to know that I think of you fondly every day; that I am pushing ahead in the spirit [illegible] the part who says that"tasks in hours of insight willedMay be in hours of gloom fulfilled!I have been in many ways too absorbed to write to any publisher yet & have little idea what arrangements can be made. I sometimes feel I must go back to Italy to finish this,- but that is feeling; I am making an honest effort to get the work into printable shape. But for this unfortunate loss of some four months of my best working time, all would have been ready by now.I am wondering how you are? How you must feel the call of the wild these glorious days! I hope you have been steadily gaining in strength.I should like to be05735

gratefully remembered to Mr and Mrs Hanna. Robert has now been sent to Algeria.Yours with the old deep regard,Melville B AndersonDr John MuirP.S. One of the cantos I read you has been since all re-written,- the other is about right.


Menlo Park, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Apr 12


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0273

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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