Jeanie Olive Smith


John Muir


142 West 74th St N.Y.Dec 23dMr John MuirDear Sir,Your letter just received. I have watched the strenuous work your society has had for the preservation of parks and especially this one, and it will be too bad if it cannot be accomplished. Possibly some good may come even after your fo[illegible] dis[illegible] seemed so good to know that you had taken an interest in my story. it has been well received by "Authors League" and05898

by Author's Club, and also by the Pen and Brush Club of New YorkI wrote you, I think from Johnstown, but am now in my daughter's home in the city for the winter, so I have no more of the circulars here but will give you the circular of another book, making this one on it. It would delight me to present you with one, but the arrangement is with the publishers, and I have nothing to do with it, except as I wrote to you, picking out your name as being the same as that of friends of mine in Edinburgh and London.The book is one of [home?] life, and is American to the back bone, even to the r[illegible] of the ears of Indian corn, which always makes a traveller homesick if he is an American.Very truly yoursJeanie Oliver SmithTemple Oliver.


New York


Original letter dimensions: 14.5 x 23 cm.

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