John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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Martinez. Aug. 18. 1899.My dear Prof. Sargent.I got home from the big north trip on the 3d but had to go to the Sierra Calaberas Big Tree Grove almost before I settled hearing that it was to be sold & made into [lumber?]. My Sperry I found who owns both the Calaberas & South Grove & the Sugar pine region about them had offered $100,000 for 2000 acres, but had refused the offer. So the trees there are safe as yet. & he promised to let me know before accepting any offer that would include the Sequoia Groves.The Harriman trip was a grand success the South & North ends of the Excursion in S.E. Alaska & Behring Sea I had seen under more favorable auspices before, but the Coast & inlets from Cross Sound to Yakutat Bay, Prince Williams Sound Cook Inlet & Kodiak Island, Shumagin Island. & the Alaska Peninsula to Unalaska I had not seen & though we stopped only a few days at a time here & there I picked up a good many bits of knowledge & enjoyed the trip in grand style. Here are a few


Martinez [Calif .]

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1880 Mar 16


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