John Muir


[Henry F.] Osborn


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come of this thorough examination of the scheme there can be no doubt, and it must surely put the question at rest for all time, at least as far as our great park is concerned, and perhaps all the other national parks.I have been hidden down here in Los Angeles a month or two working hard on books. Two or three weeks ago I sent the manuscript of a small book to Houghton Mifflin Company, who expect to bring it out as soon as possible. It is entitled "My First Summer in the Sierra," written from notes made forty-one years ago. I have also nearly ready a lot of animal stories for a boys' book, drawn chiefly from my experiences as a boy in Scotland and in the wild oak openings of Wisconsin. I have also re-written a lot of autobiographical notes dictated at Mr. Harriman's Pelican Lodge on Klamath Lake two years ago. Next month I hope to bring together a lot of Yosemite sketches for a sort of travelers' guide book, which ought to have been written many years ago.So you see what with furnishing illustrations, reading proof,and getting this Yosemite guide book off my hands, it will hot be likelythat I can find time for even a short visit to New York this summer.Possibly, however, I may be able to get away a few weeks in the autumn.Nothing, as you well know, would be more delightful than a visit to yourblessed Garrisons-on-the-Hudson, and I am sure to make it some time erelong, unless my usual good luck should fail me utterly. With warmest regards to Mrs. Osborn and Josephine and all the family I am, my dear Mr. Osborn,Ever faithfully your friendTo Prof. Henry F.Osborn, John MuirAmerican Museum of Natural History New York City04777


Los Angeles

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1910 Jun 1


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 19, Image 0447

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