The American Museum Journal


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JOHN MUIR, AMERICAN NATURALIST, EXPLORER, AUTHOR, 1838-1914 BESIDE ONE OF THE TREES HE LOVED The mountains and flower-covered foothills of the Sierras, the glaciers of Yoscmitc, giant sequoias — these were the comrades of his high spirit. He lived among them for many years — often in loneliness for human comradeship, studied them with devotion, with the close observation of a scientific mind, and wrote and talked of them with charm and power. He persistently championed their preservation for the people and to his efforts we owe to-day our sequoia groves, the Yosemite Valley and Yellowstone Park [Photograph presented by John Muir to Professor Henry Fairfield Osborn in 1011] 116


Stanford, Calif.

Date Original

March 1915

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MSS048 Va.10

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