John Muir


[John Muir]


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


Martinez, Jan, 10, 1899.

My dear Prof Sargent.

I've been thinking about that Silva River job but it wont take shape. Cant you sketch me the outlines of the thing? You tell me you are passing your time pondering Crataegus & you want me take up the balance of the trees blandly informing me that in the forests of North America I have an opportunity of doing "a tip top piece of work". While no end of other things are pushing me. Still I hope to try. I am now haggling with the Yosemite Park making slow progress.
I'll try to get some one in Skagway, or some of the steamer men to send the birch flowers you want. When does the tree open its flowers?
The magazine you forwarded from Gen. Abbot is at hand. Give him


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1899 Jan 10


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Reel 10, Image 0623

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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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