C[harles] S. Sargent
ARNOLD ARBORETUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY.Jamaica Plain, Mass., December 25, 1896.My dear Muir:I was delighted this morning to get your letter of the 17th. a It is proposed and hoped that a number of additional forest reservations will be made before the coming of spring. I have already been to Washington once about this and may go again as soon as my ankle makes a little more headway. It gets on very slowly and I am beginning to feel that I shall never be good for very much hard walking again.You speak of an additional reservation in the Sierras north of the Yosemite. I have not considered the possibility of this but it can be recommended if it is desirable to do so. Can you at once designate or find any one to designate the boundaries of such a reservation? Unfortunately the boundaries of such reservations have to be laid down and described quite accurately before the authorities will do any thing about them. I am rather inclined to fear that we do not know enough about this particular region to take it up now with any prospect of success, but if you think differently and can send on amap embracing your ideas of what such a reservation should be I will see what can be done$ there is not much time to waste as this whole matter has got to be settled in the next few weeks. Indeed I should have been in Washington at work on it the 1st of December if I had.02196
Jamaica Plain, Mass
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