Olive Thorne Miller


John Muir


[3]it.)Now will you tell me where you are to be found, and if you will be at home when I get [along?] near you, and if my plan is agreeable to you, will you give me your P. O. address so that when I come into your neighborhood I can write you, and arrange a meetingI send this through the Century Company, and hope for an answervery truly, a fellowbird-lover,Olive Thorne Miller[1]628 Hancock Street,Brooklyn, N. H. Oct 2dMy dear Mr Muir:I have always been a lover of your writings and a warm sympathizer with your feeling toward nature and [her?] works,- not only the birds and [illegible]ts, but the trees and mountains of your wonderful California. I [regard?] your chapter on the water ouzel "the mountain streams's own05861

[2]darling" whom I have studied a little myself - in Colorado — as the most delightful account of a bird in our language. I have long wanted to tell you so, for sincere appreciation of one's work is welcome to all workers I am sure.And now I have another motive in writing you. I hope to go to California next spring to stay two months, just to see a little of the bird life, and I should like very much to meet you, if it can be accomplished without trouble to you, and if it would be agreeable to you.My plan is, to spend February in Arizona, near Phoenix and [illegible] in Calif. near San Diego. About the last of March or first of April to go up to San Francisco, and thence home. (This plan is not iron-clad. I may change


Brooklyn, N. Y.


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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