John Muir


John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


Martinez, Feb. 16, 1899.

My dear Prof Sargent.

I'm going to the city in a day or two & will hunt up tree pictures. I have written to two [skaging?] inhabitants about the birch flowers & hope to get them.

[in margin: oaks are now putting forth leaves & flowers. Winter gone & nothing [illegible]]

You expect me to make the effort of my life on your book. It bids fair to take all my life What with grippe & a swarm of distracting interruptions I got little done this winter almost nothing. Mrs M. has been laid up with Grippe over two months & is still confined to bed though a little better. I have been writing a good many sheep letters. A disgusting business. You perhaps had better write to the President & the land office. Glad to learn you & family are better.

Ever Yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1899 Feb 16


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0675

Collection Identifier

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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see )

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Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Archives, Boston, Massachusetts. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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