Oscar R. Coast


Oscar R.Coast


John Muir


[4]My plan was to spend the coming winter in Taormina Sicily and Italy - where I would find a new and interesting sketching field; but this cruel and unpardonable European war will change my plans and I shall probably again go to CaliforniaMrs Funk wrote me that she had sent my copy of "Stickeen" to you, to put your autograph in it for me; this I shall appreciate, and I hope[1]Iowa City Iowa Sept 12th 1914530 North Clinton StreetMy Dear Mr MuirI want to send you a note of greeting - and at the same time to tell you of my sincere regret in hearing of your illness during the past months.You have been doing too much to help this little world along for any [intervention?] to come to your work, or for you to be made the05846[5]to very soon have the [illegible]ce word from you that you are well. As I look out of my window - the clouds and sky are too beautiful for me to stay indoors, and I must get my sketch box - and than see what good luck and a little work will give me.With Best WishesCordiallyOscar R Coast.Word addressed here will always reach me. Care of W P. Coast.Please give my very best wishes to your daughter, and assure her of05846

[2]victim of any suffering, and I shall hope to soon hear of your recovery to perfect health. I was glad to get a letter from Mrs. Funk telling me of their sucesful and happy life on the desert One surely can there get pure air and freedom from the conventionality and restrains of wearisome [illegible] existence." I have just come from two hours spent on the[3]beautiful golf fields here, where one overlooks the Iowa river and a rolling country; wooded and not unlike the Berkshires. A beautiful sky with light drifting clouds; invigorating air; good exercise and good company - was all that was needed to take the "kinks" out of the [illegible] story - and put me in a more cheerful mood for work.I spent the winter in an attractive Florida Village — Winter park, and had [a?] [note?] from John Burroughs while he was in Florida but was sorry not to see him.[6]my pleasant memories of the days we spent at [illegible] Canon [diacritic]


Iowa City, Iowa

Date Original

1914 Sep 12


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0643

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