John Muir


John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent




Dec. 31, 1893.

My dear Sargent,

How does the Silva come on? I have just written to [illegible] our publishers to send me all the volumes ready. I had a grand time in Norway & Switzerland got hold of some good telling facts as well as lots of pure enjoyment. Had a grand day with Hooker in London & another in his fine home

at Sunningdale. How sturdily the grand old botanist stands up to his work - pegging away at the flora of India. In Scotland & England I saw many charming homes & pleasure groun[illegible] but none finer than yours. Never shall I forget the blending of your rhododendron with the sunset sky the happy days I spent with you When are you going to India? Let me know when you are ready & I'll go with you if you'll let me. I've been reading the two vols of Grays letters & noticed many pleasant things about yourself - Gray was one of the brightest sweetest & most charitable of men.

With best wishes for the New Year & Kind remembrances to all your happy family I am truly your friend John Muir


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1893 Dec 31


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1452

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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