[John Muir]


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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[illegible] 40 [7]Mt Kenya is Equatorial Africa Few of natures agents of d[illegible]tion have left monuments as great & it is not easy even enduring after a life time of study to realize the amount of earth sculpture done by these vast ice sheets & ice streams during the last gl. prd Gls. are streams of closely compacted & welded snow crystals. In the development & modeling of land [illegible]ing probably more than a mile of rock have been ground rubbed & cast into the sea.[A]Dear Prof SargentIt is with mortal disgust that I bother you again about the time of sailing after it has already been twice fixed, & berths engaged. Here is the whole confounded story, & which ever way you settle it I will be heartily satisfied.A week or two after agreeing to go with you I received a vague message from the President through our senators stating that he wished to make 03191 [[illegible]]


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

[ca.1903 Mar 23]


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 14 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0322

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Page 5


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