John Muir


John Muir


Asa Gray


Martinez, Cal. Jan 2d, 1882.

My dear Asa Gray

I cordially wish you a happy new year, & rejoice with your many friends that you are once more in your own country & still strong to work & enjoy. Parry was here a short time ago & we greatly enjoyed his visit. He reported Dr Engelman unwell & likely to seek California next season for health as well

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I shall fondly hope that you also will come again to this side the big botanic garden for another ramble among the trees & to delight your friends. The [Bidwells?] among others would be beside themselves with joy should you bless them with another visit Mr & Mrs Parry were up at their big kingdom ranch & they were here too among the vines & so was General Bidwell He is erect & massive as ever. I have not yet heard from those Arctic plants & sent you by express two months ago. Have you received them?

Hoping you will long be spared to bless the people & the plants

I am ever your admiring friend John Muir.


Martinez, Cal.

Date Original

1882 Jan 2


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0772

Collection Identifier

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

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Owning Institution

Gray Herbarium Archives, Harvard University. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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2 pages


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



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