C. Hart Merriam
WASHINGTON, D. C,June 28, 1900.My dear Mr. Muir:A recent absence from the city has delayed me in acknowledging the receipt of your long looked-for manuscript and in replying to your kind letters. The paper is good and wo are very glad to have it. My only regret is that you did not make it longer, so as to include the interesting story of your early explorations. I am now reading it carefully, and selecting as many illustrations as possible to go with itI am very glad to know that you have got rid of the grippe, and am not surprised that you are still panting for the wilderness. I hope to get off late in July and to spend at least a month in the Sierra. Of course I shall hunt you up, and I hope it will be possible for you to go with me into the mountains.I note your request to remember to my father. Unhappily he died in February. I enclose herewith one of his photographs, which I am sure both you and Mrs. Muir will be glad to see.With best wishes, and many thanks for the manuscript,.Very truly yours,[illegible]Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Calif.
1900 Jun 28
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.
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