Louie Strentzel Muir


Johannes Reimers


Stockton March 23-1905 Dear Mrs Muir, I have made a recommendation to the Superintendent for the improvements of the [ ] grounds at [ ] of which were speaking the other day. And while I have not a final report on the matter, it looks as if the recommendation would be followed. I will know in a short time and will then inform you. [next] week I’ll send to you or bring you the [ ] I promised you and also [ ] good plants of the [Archolis grandis]. I sent a man down to Muir the other day to [ ] and he has reported to me that he has finished the work. I am very busy fighting weeds and planting more trees and palms down in the San Joaquin. The valley is more beautiful than I ever saw it before. The wide fields [ ] to cry with joy. And the cry is catching to the son of man, so that he goes forth singing in the vast wilderness. At this time of the year a great longing comes to me for the mountains. There, after all, is the greatest escpression, the most jubilant call. There are [ ] [ ] to the tremendous something which many call God—there and in the [ ] of the [ ] sea. We are all well. With best regards to all Sincerely yours Johannes Deimers


Stockton, CA

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1905 Mar 23 Johannes Riemers

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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