Creator

Wm H. Mills

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

OFFICE
CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD Co.

LAND DEPARTMENT.

ROOM NO. 26, - 4TH FLOOR.
HOBART BUILDING.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 17th.'97

John Muir Esq.
Martinez , Cal.

Dear Sir:- About 20,000 people are coming to California with, the Christian Endeavor Association and the State Board of Trade wants to present then with a "[Huide] to California". The object of the guide will be to answer the questions which naturally arise to the mind of a stranger in a strange land concerning the country he is visiting. We want about four pages relating to the geological formation and the scenery of California, under the title "Geological and Scenic California", or some such title. Every department of the little book is to be complete. It is to be illustrated and printed with illuminated headings. It is to be made very attractive and the name of the contributor is to be given. Can we depend upon you for about four pages relating to the geological formation of this coast; its geological formation with reference to other portions of the United States; also a brief review of the character of California scenery? The bare suggestion to you is sufficient to enable you to understand exactly what we want. .Every one of us who will contribute to this will have in view simply the advantage to the State, and I know I may appeal to your local patriotism for assistance in this matter. Your early answer will very greatly oblige,

Your very truly,

[illegible]

02240

Location

San Francisco [Calif.]

Date Original

1897 Mar 17

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir09_0795-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0795

Copyright Statement

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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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