Harold French


Harold French


John Muir


6091 Claremont Avenue,Oakland,Cal., July 29,1914.Mr John Muir,Martinez,Cal.-Dear Mr. Muir,Once more I have taken literary liberties with your name. I am sending you separately my attempt to tell in 1,700 words what 1,700 members of your Sierra Club feel. 'T were easier to describe a Grand Canon full of Yosemites than to begin to express our appreciation of all you have done for all of us who have learned to follow in your footsteps.Also, I have sent you a copy of my compilation of theories on the GENESIS AND REVELATIONS OF YOSEMITE, published in the POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.My latest work will be a little book for the Tourist Association or Central California, entitled "TRAMPING TRIPS, ROUNDABOUT SAN FRANCISCO, in which I will pointout the paths that lead to our lovable little wildernesses nearby the homes of a million residents of the Bay Region.As one of your disciples, I have endeavored during the past dozen year to get the work-roped hivers in the cities to fare forth afoot and find what Nature has in store for them near at hand.We had charge of the Le Conte Memorial Lodge last spring and summer, passing six delightful months in the Valley.I realise how busy you are, and trust that you will not reply, if it will inconvenience you. So, I am only sending you more of my best wishes, and remain,Very Respectfully yours,[illegible]05804


Oakland, Calif

Date Original

1914 Jul 29


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0499

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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