John Muir


John Muir


[David] Douglas


[Copied from a Journal of Mr. David Douglas, Edinburgh]
[Original in possession of Miss S. B. Douglas, Edinburgh]

Martinez, California,
March 22, 1894.

My dear Mr. Douglas:

I thank you for Dorothy's Tour of Scotland. It Is a wonderful book, wonderful in simplicity and loving wisdom, and what a fins, near, clear light it casts on her great brother and Coleridge and Scotland. I have been pegging away at a book, the one we spoke of, ever sines I got home, and it is nearly finished. I have written five new chapters and recast the material you saw. If it pleases you I shall be delighted. The Century Company is to bring it out next summer.
I look back over my last summer's ramble with pleasure, and through all of it your kindness is interwoven. My kindest regards to Mrs. Douglas and the boys. How gladly I should welcome them to my house, and to my haunts in the grand western wilderness. That glorious John Brown night at your house seems ever more glorious as the days go by.

I am, my dear sir,
Very truly yours,
John Muir.


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original



Original letter dimensions: 33 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 08, Image 0163

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