David S[tarr] Jordan


John Muir


Office of the President
Celand Stanford Junior University
Palo Alto, CaliforniaPost Office: 'Stanford University'Feb. 25, 1896.Mr. John Muir,
Martinez, Cal.Dear Sir:Will it not be possible for you to give a lecture before the Academy of Sciences on something or anything which you have seen in this world at some date in the near future? The date of Monday, April 20, has been reserved for you, but if any other of the Academy's nights would be more convenient to you, it can be arranged for. It will be a very great pleasure toyour many friends to see you on the rostrum of the Academy, and the Academy is at present very appreciative of good things.Very truly yours,[illegible]02069


Martinez Feb 27, 1896

My dear Johnson,

I read & burned your Capital editorial on Yosemite. It is only through the growing & multiplying interest of the rising generation of Californians that I see ground for hope for recession or better management. I suppose you have the last Sierra Club Bulletin containing my address on Yo. & Park affairs, published this month. If not I'll send you a copy.
I'm pegging at that Alaska Dog Story & the Glacier Adventures I promised. When is the Alaska Trip to be published. Next year I hope to have a little Alaska book & shall need these articles in it.
Alfred Russell Wallace, Darwins friend & coworker in a letter to a friend in the Cal; Academy of Sciences gives extravagant praise to my "Mountains of Cal"-- The J. P. I clippings may amuse you, our necktieless friend who might well have a long one with a noose--
Ever yours cordially

John Muir



Stanford [Calif.]

Date Original

1896 Feb 25


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0071

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