C[harles] S[prague] Sargent


John Muir


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ARNOLD ARBORETUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY,Jamaica Plain, Mass.,January 28, 1899My dear Muir;Yours of the 23rd with photographs have just come.I am delighted to have your portrait in such good company as the Sitka Spruce. I am in hopes that Lemmon's photograph of the Sugar Pine will answer our purpose,although I cannot tell until I hear from the man in Washington who makes the transparencies.It would be a good thing to have in this series of transparencies a good view in the forest of Abies magnifica.We already have two transparencies of the Big Tree but still need the Redwood.Mrs.Sargent is much better and out again,and I am improving although I feel much more like having a talk with you about trees than like digging away at the supplement of The Silva which promises to be a tremendous affair before it is done.Johnson's brother seems to have made a tiptop speech in Washington,although I have not read it.I am very sorry to hear he is not going back to the House.Faithfully yours,C.S.[illegible]John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.


Jamaica Plain, Mass.

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Original letter dimensions: 26 x 20 cm.

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