Thanks - I which be very glad to see a forestry department added to the UnivBut as I know very little almost nothing on [illegible] of Scientific forestry I must decline the honor. You so kindly offer of [illegible] me to the Regents as honorary professor my dear [Dr?] [illegible].I heartily thank you for wishing to remember me as Hon Prof of Forestry to the Board of Regents of the University. You have I [illegible] me this is a great honor & assure you as it [happily?] [appointment?][as?] Cal has the noblist forests in [O?] & I hope & pray you find some on everyway able & [illegible] to touch the peoples [their] values & how to use them without destroying them.With best wishes and for the University & [admiration?] & respect for the work you have done on [building?] it.I am very truly yoursJM[letterhead]Apr. 30. 1899Dear Mr. Muir:I should like to nominate you to our Board of Regents, as an "Honorary Professor of Forestry." We have two or three Honorary Professors now: Judge Lindley, who gives a Law course; Mr Schussler, who gives no course, but is asked to 02570
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