John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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2Charlie must be very happy among his trees & flowers though so near fussy smoky Boston. My wife tells me that he must be the H. H. Hunnewell who has done so much for landscape gardening. I hope to see him some day. I think by a stiff prodding letter I received a day or two ago that you must have been setting Atlantic Page on me. He wants me to write an Alaska book. I suppose I'll have to try it some day & may as well begin this winter But book making to sturdy You & Page is an easy matter. to me it is precious hard. However I'll try. In the meantime I am writing a couple of articles on the parks & reserves.Looking carefully over my old notes of 1879 & 80 I learn that I found Paton Hemlock in the Chilkat Pass at a height of 3000 feet above the sea & saw what I took to be the same tree nearly a thousand feet higher.


Martinez [Calif.]

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1897 Nov 16


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