John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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4That Alleghany trip you so kindly offer is mighty tempting. It has stirred up wild lovers longings to renew my acquiantance with old forest friends & gain new ones under such uncomparable auspices. I'm just dying to see basswood & shell bark & liriodendron once more. When could you start, & when would you have me meet you? I think I might get away from here about the middle of July & go around by the great northern & lakes, stopping a few days on old familiar ground about the shores of Georgian Bay. I want to avoid cities & dinners as much as possible & travel light & free. If tree lovers could only grow bark & bread on their bodies how fine it would be, making even handbags useless!Ever YoursJohn MuirWhile trying to avoid people as much as possible & seeing only you & trees I should if I make this eastern trip want to call on Mrs. Asa Gray for I heartly love and admire Gray & in my mind his memory fades not at all.


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1898 Jun 7


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Reel 10, Image 0191

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