Alden Sampson


John Muir


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Visalia7 July, 1903Dear Mr. Muir:I am sending you a copy of my report on [illegible] R[illegible], re[illegible]. I want you to see what I have said about the bears, p. 19. I thought of you when I wrote it, and many times before and since. When I have seen the l[illegible] [illegible]stillate flowers of the pines, little long, tiny, exquisite, b[illegible], [mothers?] of pines to be. I have thought of you. And now as I am entering the Sierras, more than ever I wish that you were there. All of your wisdom of the woods I [crave?] as my [own?]. My interest in the people of the forest, the deer and squirrels and bears, [ever increases?]. My first act, when I have the b[illegible], shall be wh[illegible] the hunters away from the two or three remaining grizzlies. If they escape this summer I will save them.03211


Visalia [Calif.]

Date Original

1903 Jul 7


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0696

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