Marion Foster Washburne


John Muir


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[4]Perhaps you can give us the name & address of someone in the Park - perhaps the store-keeper? - who can tell us specifically about a cabin, a tent, the cost of food - supplies, etc.As for the Redwoods, of which you speak may I ask what part of the Redwoods you would recommend? There are scattering belts of these trees all up along the coast from southern Monterey Co. to the northern line of the state, are there not? I've always understood these trees grew where there was a heavy rain-fall extending over many months as well as frequent dense fogs. Is this always so? For in that case it seems as if it would be more beneficial to our [5] to have some snow with more sunshine & clear air, rather than fogs & dense moisture. However we would be very glad to hear more definitely about any redwoods, especially down toward this end of the State, where these conditions might be modified.It warmed the cockles of my heart to have you say I would be "dearly welcome" at the Tuolumne Soda Springs. I know what it would be - or I can guess - to go there under a word from you; & if I were my usual self I should be delighted to avail myself of the suggestion next summer. But meanwhile what my brother & I are both seeking is seclusion, as05530


Hollywood, [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Sep 7


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0728

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