John Muir


[H. F.] Osborn


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[ca 16 Jul 1904]Dr Mr Osborn = When I got back home after more than a years wandering over the world in both hemispheres N & S In the big talus of letters books pamphlets etc accumulated during more than a year [away?] from home. I found yr Boom & Crocke[illegible] address which I have heartily enjoyed It is an admirable plea for our poor horizontal fellow mortals [illegible] [illegible] first passing away in ruthless starvation & slaughter. Never before was the need for places of refuge & protection been so great. Fortunately at the last [hour?] when [illegible] ext[illegible]tion is right the government has began to act & your pamphlet is timely & should be widely distributed. I have often written on the subject but with [none?] effect The murder business by has gone ruthlessly [illegible]ly on until at last protective measures are being called for, partly I suppose because the pleasure of killing is in danger of being lost, from [those?] having [so?] little or nothing left to kill. but [illegible] partly [let?] [illegible]bly hope from a [dim?] gl[illegible] recognition of the rights03409


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

circa [1904 Jul 16]


Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 17 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0378

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