Harry P. Hennessy


John Muir


hotel BelmontNew YorkSeptember 28th 1914My dear Mr. Muir:Just a few minutes before I left San Francisco your photograph was received, and since we arrived here we have been very busy and the weather has been so hot that I regret to say it has caused me to delay writing to thank you for your picture.I don't know how to express my appreciation in words. If I could write plainly and clearly05855

mountain has a fascination which gives me the same pleasure as a great painting or a famous book.Again thanking you Mr Muir for your kindness, I ammost sincerely yoursHarry P. HennessyMr John MuirMartinez Callike you have done in your books you would know that it is high esteem for yourself and love of that great out-of-doors which you know so well that made me want your autographed pictured.I have your picture on my dresser now, and when I look at it I can forget the stuffy subway, the clatter of the street traffic and the noise of the elevated railroad, and picture those beautiful mountains and valleys that you love so well. I do not know them as you do and cannot solve their mysteries, but a grove of trees or a beautiful


New York

Date Original

1914 Sep 28


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0673

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