Gifford Pinchot


John Muir


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[1][letterhead]Aug 20, 1899.Dear Mr. Muir, I could not write you on Monday before leaving San Francisco because I did not see Reinstein until the second time I called, about 4pm., and after that I had to get ready for the six o'clock train. Reinstein had a sick headache or neuralgia, or some other trouble that [induced?] him to tie his head up in a towel, but Newell & I had a good talk with him, short as it was. We said little about the Redwood Canyon, but as I am to prepare a scheme for the spending of $150,000 on forest work in California for Reinstein's unknown [friend?], I care less about that. I shall have a better sha[illegible] later on. Even then it may not be necessary, for a lunch with Marsden Manson last Monday I told him about your plan to 02606[letterhead]2he said at once he know the man who would buy the land & give it to the State [Univ.?]., and that he would see him that afternoon about it. One way or another, it seems likely the [thing?] will get done.My meeting with the Redwood men was very satisfactory. After a good deal of more or less general [illegible]th they voted to raise $1000 to [illegible] me to start with this fall, and $300. was subscribed before the meeting broke up. They also offered free transportation and free grub for all my men. When they offered that [leave?] down to $1000. in my estimate, and there seems to be no doubt whatever that I shall get it. The Sec. of [their?] Association was appointed to select the subscription, and I rather think I shall hear from him very soon. On that side I am much encouraged. Whatever their motive it is worth a good deal to have [lumbermen?]


St. Louis

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