John Muir


Sarah [Muir Galloway] Anna [Annie L. Muir]


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To Walter Hives Page[Walter H. Page][Martinez, California,May, 1899]My dear Page;I send The article on Yosemite Park to-day by registered mail. It is short, but perhaps long enough for this sort of stuff. I have(3}other articles on camping in the park, and on the trees and shrubs, gardens, etc., and on Sequoia park blocked out and more than half written. I wanted to complete these and get the book out together and off my hands this summer, and now that I have all the material well in hand and on the move I hate to leave it.I start tomorrow on a two months' trip with Harriman's Alaska Expedition. John Burroughs and Prof[W.H.] Brewer and a whole lot of good naturalists are going. But I would not have gone, however tempting, were it not to visit the only part of the coast I have not seen and one of the scenes that I would have to visit some time anyhow. This has been a barren year, and I am all the less willing to go, though the auspices are so good. I lost half the winter in a confounded fight with sheep and cattlemen and politicians on behalf of the forests. During the other half I was benumbed and interrupted by sickness in the family, while in word works, even at the best, as you know I'm slow as a glacier. You'll get these papers, however, sometime, and they Will be hammered into a book - if I live long enough.I was very glad to get your letter, as it showed you were well enough to be at work again. With best wishes, I am, Faithfully yours,J.M.02588


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1899 May


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 27 cm.

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Reel 10, Image 0823

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