John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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Martinez, Sep. 10/02My dear Sargent, What are you so wildly quitting about? I've faithfully answered all your letters, & as far as I know you are yourself the supreme quitter - Quitter gigantea, guitting Mexico, quitting a too trusting companion in tramps & sand-dunes of [Florida?] etc etc etc. Better quit quitting though since giving the world so noble a book you must, I suppose be allowed to do as you like until time & Siberia effect a cure. I am & have been up to the eyes in work insignificant though it be. Last spring had to describe the Colorado Grand Canon. The toughest job I ever tackled str[illegible]ous enough to disturb the e[illegible]ity of even a Boston man. Then I had to rush off to the Sierra with Club [outing?]. Then had to explore Kern River Canon etc. Now I'm at work on a little Yosemite book. Most of the material for it has been published


Martinez [Calif.]

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1902 Sep 10


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