Belle Breck


Belle Breck


John Muir


2/A California girl going to be married to a Kentucky friend of mine has the good taste to dote on your [illegible]oks. I want her to take your Yosemite back with her, and am daring enough to mail you the copy today asking that you write within[1]661 Waverly Street,Palo Alto, CaliforniaAugust 12, 1914-Dear Mr Muir;Greatness has to pay the price!You have probably forgotten a Kentuckian housplanted to California, when you met at the Canyon when you were chaperoning Mr Burroughs there. I am presuming enough to ask you a favor!05817

3/those magic words John Muir, and thereby make it precious to this generation and the next. The Gods exact such toll of those who penetrate beyond the vail!Very sincerely yours,Belle Breck.Miss Belle Breck,661 Waverly Street,Palo Alto,California -I hear from Donald Dickey in the wilds - Illness snatched him from the ordinary to the unusual - meaning really to the real things of life.M. B.


Palo Alto, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Aug 12


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0549

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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