C[harles] S[prague] Sargent


John Muir


Jamaica Plain, Mass., June 24, 1898.

My dear Muir:

You have done the trick this time and done it well. Last Saturday I received an unsigned telegram saying the Abies flowers were sent. Not knowing then that, you had left for the mountains, I supposed that the telegram had been sent by Miss Eastwood whom I knew was in the field, so this morning when I received a letter from her saying that she had been unsuccessful in securing the pistillate flowers I felt rather dejected, but about noon your box came and I feel sure, that it was you who sent the telegram. You know what a service you have done me and how fully I appreciate it. It is not worth while therefore to make an effort at effusive thanks, which I am sure you realize as fully as if they were spoken.
Canby and I are laying our plans for our southern trip, and if we do not have a good time when we get together again it will be your fault.
Nothing new about the forestry situation, the matter being still in the hands of the conference committee.

Faithfully yours,


John Muir, Esq.

Martinez, Cal.


Im glad you got the bloom of magnifica at last.
You have tramped on thro the forest of [illegible] unwavering unseduced on the [same?] of yr life with the force & steadiness of an intellectual mastadon. & now nearing the end of your colossal job. You may henceforth to walk about beneath the arms of the trees listening to their blessings with a shining face as round & smooth & tranquil as the moon


Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Date Original

1898 Jun 24


Original letter dimensions: 26 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0227

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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