John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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[special? 52]Martinez, July 30, 1896My dear Johnson.I staid with the Grand Forestry Commission through the Black Hills, Yellowstone Park & the Rocky mountains generally. At Spokane I left it & came here direct to get ready for the Alaska trip which I could not shake off. Osborn is to meet me at Tacoma. I hope to get back in time to guide the Com. through the Sierra in Sept. & Oct. I enjoyed Sargent ever and ever so much--the only one of the Com. that knew & loved trees as I loved them. He objected strenously to may leaving, but I thought I could do more in Alaska than with the Com. after crossing the continent with them & seeing every tree. your knid letter was received at Spokane I esnd you herewith the cost of my wahsing & thanks on thanks for your kindness. The S.O. Jewett clipping I handed to Mrs M & she said it was charming & no doubt was due to your care. I do hope your rest by the sea will be a true rest. Without you I should have perished in the hot fissures called streets in N.Y. The evening with Tesla was a rare pleasure I've due wholly to you & all the eventful trip you were my good angel. Send my cordial regards to Mrs Johnson & believe me ever & always Yours trulyJohn MuirBancroft Library


Martinez, [Calif.]

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