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John Muir


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ARNOLD ARBORETUM. 2 I am pushed and bothered over a thousand different things and it would do me more good to pass a few days with you than anythin. and it would do me more good to pass a few days with you than anything else I can think of.Is there no hope of your having courage and energy enough to cross the Rocky Mountains this year?Your friend Pinchot seems to be making a great deal of sti" in the world and I see that he 4rs state [illegible]. 4he only person in the country who knows anything about forests and forestry. I should sup. pose he was pretty near the end of his tether by this time.Why don't we get up a syndicate to purchase a big block of the Redwood forest to bo held by trustees for the benefit of the public for all time? Here is an opportunity for some rich man to immortalize himself.Faithfu11y yours,[illegible]John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.[02692]


Jamaica Plain, Mass

Date Original

1900 May 4


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0223

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Page 2


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