C. Hart Merriam


C. Hart Merriam


John Muir


month ago, since which I have had a screened sleeping porch built on the west side of the piazza fronting Bolinas Ridge. I have also had an excavation dug for a concrete garage, which I hope to succeed in building during the next ten days.Vernon Bailey and my sister stopped here on their way from Oregon to Washington, and Florence remained while Bailey stopped to do a little work in North Dakota. She was very sorry not to he able to see you before returning east.The country here is glorious now, and the weather is rather cool, hardly ever above 70°and falling nights to 54° or lower.It is a long time since we have heard from you or any of your family, and we shall be mighty glad if you will come and camp with us for a while. With best wishes in which Mrs. Merriam and Zenaida join,Very truly yours, C. Hart MerriamMr. John Muir ,Martinez, Calif. LAGUNITASMARIN COUNTYCALIFORNIA September 7, 1914.My dear Mr. Muir:How are you nowadays, and when are you coming to see us? We came across country by automobile again this year, but took a. somewhat different route from that we followed last year, going around the north instead of the south end of Salt Lake, and following Humboldt Valley for its entire length, instead of crossing central Nevada. But Nevada is a tough old state for automobiles no matter which way one attempts to navigate it.Dorothy now being married and settled for the present at Cambridge, Mass., our party this year consisted of Mrs. Merriam, Zenaida, and a young boy scout from Washington. We arrived about a05844


Lagunitas, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Sep 7


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0637

Collection Identifier

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

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