Henry E. Howland


John Muir


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J. M. -2-fifty elk if he had been so disposed and as many doe, but he never killed a doe. He is exceedingly anxious to go to Alaska for an Alaska Grizzly, and my object in writing to you is for some advice as to an itinerary where he can reach such game- as the country affords, I know your tender feeling toward living animals and that you do not approve of taking life, but no harm can come to the species if the sportsman restricts himself, as my son does of his own accord. If you have the time and inclination will you not kindly give me some advice as to where he should strike for and also some suggestions as to his outfit for the purpose of hunting. Any suggestions that you feel like making will be cordially appreciated by me. I hope we may have the pleasure of seeing you here at no distant period, and I hope and trust that whenever you are here you will let me know, for I desire to enroll myself as one of your ardent friends and admirers. With cordial wishes for a happy New Year and all the blessings of life, I amVery sincerely[illegible]


New York

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