John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez, Aug. 4, 1914Dear Johnson unchangeable immortal friend I often wish we were fewer miles apart that we might come face to face every day through all the seasons & years. But we meet everyday anyhow for you are never out of heart & mind.Many thanks for the good Academy news, that at the November meeting a number of the French Academy will take part bringing greetings from that famous body of great men. This formal recognition will I feel sure go far toward enlisting the interest of those able to help in building up our young academy & spreading its influence in every direction. The first thousand for money foundation in your work are always the hardest to get. Be of good cheer. You are sure to make a grand success of this, as you have always done in every kind of public service you have put your hand to.

I'm afraid I shall not be able to be with at the great November meeting- for I have not yet fully recovered from last winter's grippe, tho I have not lost a single day in bed.Am now at work on old Alaska notes trying to make something like a book out of them. And besides many others are calling for pen work & my years are flying very fast.I wish you could come & spend a year or two with me. tho my house now is only a lonely bachelor placeIf Mr Bridgeman comes I'll be glad to see him.Remember me to Burroughs when next you see him. and however silent believe me ever faithfully affectionately your friend John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1914 Aug 4


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Reel 22, Image 0513

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


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