John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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2bring out as a book. The whole leafy thing being due to you.After Johnson got home he wrote that the Century Co. would like to bring out these forest articles in book form & when I replied that Houghton Mifflin had the promise of them & also of an Alaska book he wrote a six page letter of lamentation. - enough to make a fellow conceited. I told him I did not write enough to make a fuss about.What are we to do about forest matters? The sky looks mighty black & blue and I have no plan system or trick to save them. You must know far better then me what is best to be done I mean simply to go on hammering & thumping as best I can at public opinion hoping & praying in the meantime that we may get soon a president, Sec of the Interior & Land Agent that love trees & will try


Martinez [Calif.]

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1898 Jan 3


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Reel 10, Image 0021

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