John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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The im[illegible]ly larger dead one that I discovered 27 yrs ago stands within a few miles of this new wonder & I think I have in my notebooks measurements of having specimens as large as the new tree or larger. I have a photo of the tree & can get others I think from a photographer who has a studio in Converse Basin. I'll write a few pages on Big Trees in general if you like also touching on the horrible destruction of the Kings River groves going on fier[illegible] about the mills. As to the discovery of a region grander than Yosemite by the Kelly brothers in the Kings Canon it is nearly all pure bosh. I explored the canon long ago. it is very deep but has no El Capitan or anything like it.Ever yours faithfully John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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1902 Sep 15


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Reel 12, Image 0620

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