John H[oward] Redfield
Phila. July 9, 1877John Muir Esq San Francisco Cal. My dear Sir Allow me to thank you for your exceedingly interesting article on the Post-Glacial History of the Sequoia — just received. — It is a most valuable contribution — not only to Botany — but to the last chapter of Geological history. I see no escape for your reasonings, & I wish I could see a hope that these trees may escape the savaging hand of man! Unless story legislative influence be exercised — they are doom- ed! I hope that Sir Joseph Hooker & Dr. Gray may extend their approaching visit as far as California — & that you may have the pleasure of showing them the great
1877 Jul 9
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