Catherine H. [Katie C.H.] Hittell


John Muir


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[Page 1] Muir Woods Dear Mr. Muir Mr. Kent has just written me that “The deed, title papers, and tender” of Muir Woods “have gone to Washington. Mr Pinchot seems confident that we can save the trees. Should the property be accepted the Messrs’ Magee and Newlands can hardly show that a reservoir destroying a park is a higher use than the preservation of the trees. The letters you have asked for will be braces to Pinchot in his asking Garfield and Roosevelt to accept the Park and the litigation. I am hoping for a telegraphic answer of acceptance within 10 days, and am holding a duplicate deed for record here.” Isn’t this fine of Mr Kent to offer so splendid a gift to the


San Francisco, Calif.

Date Original

Dec 29 [1908]


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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Undated Dec 29 C H Hittell to JM

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MSS 301 Shone

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