C. Alwin Schenck
FOREST DEPARTMENT,BILTMORE ESTATE,C. A. SCHENCK, FORESTER,BILTMORE,N.O.January 16,1899.Mr.John Muir,Martinez,Cal.My Dear Mr. Muir:I am greatly indebted for the copy of "The Mountains of California" recently sent to me.The book will certainly increase in me the "avidity" of seeing and studying those mountains personally.I hope good luck will favor me in my endeavors to take a trip out west.I am glad to know that your trip to Florida etc. in the company of Prof. Sargent continued to be pleasant.I would have given a great deal to have been able to accompany you on such an instructive expedition, although,perhaps,there was a little too much botany in it for my digestion.I have recently written to the Secy.of the Sierra Club, not knowing your vital connection with it, relative to the bulletins of the club which I thought were full of forestry interests. I find,however,that they are largely devoted to other purposes and do not think it necessary for that reason to join the sierra Club as I would have done otherwise.Hoping that the year just commenced will have good health in store for you,Very faithfully yours,[illegible]02531
Biltmore, N. C.
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