Milicent W. Shinn [Editor Overland]


John Muir


[in margin: 313]



Overland Office, Dec. 18 th

Dear Mr Muir:

I hope you will be very sure to come to Mr Scott’s Overland dinner, for which you rec’d a card I believe, a day or two since. You will like to meet Mr Scott, and to dine in a picture-gallery, and there will be some very pleasant people there. And you will say a few words, will you not? [deleted: about] in answer to a toast on “Nature and Literature”? Dr Jo Le Conte has promised to speak of “Science and Literature”, and we shall try to get Horace Davis to say something about “Business Life and Literature”. Of course it is a just a few informal words, of the “impromptu[illegible]with-warning beforehand” class. it is very good of Mr Scott, don’t

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you think? His idea is to have people realize that the Overland is not a little irresponsible Bohemian affair, but something that the most important people in California think is a good thing, and wish well to: and so he wants to have all those whose expressed good will is worth most present that evening, and ready to say a few words to testify to their goodwill. I shall defend on Mrs Muir to second my entreaty that you will be seen and heard among us Friday evening. My best regards to her and to Dr and Mrs Strentzel, please.

Most sincerely yours, Milicent W. Shinn.


[San Francisco, Calif]

Date Original

1882 Dec 18


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

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Collection Identifier

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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