John Muir


John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


helping me to first appointment as Collaborator in Forestry

Martinez, Feb. 21 1899.

My dear Lukens

I received your letter yesterday & immediately wrote the recommendations you requested I dont know either the Sec of the Interior or Hermann. but I sent it to the Care of Pinchot whom I know well & who is at the head of the Forestry Department. The place formerly held by Fernow. I hope you will get the appointment for your are just the man for the place.
I'm very sorry to hear such alarming news about your health & devoutly hope the Doctors judgement that you will now be well will prove true Also that Lottie will speedily recover.

This had been a hard winter in the way of colds. Grippe etc Mrs Muir has been confined to bed for over two months, & had just commenced to take short rides & walks about the garden. Wanda also was sick two weeks with Grippe
Im pegging away at a forest book making slow headway I send you a magazine with a portrait You need not return the Mazama book - I wish the best of your mtneers & tree lovers could be got together into some sort of club. It would carry great influence even though the members did not exceed fifty I devoutly hope you will all be well with the

[in margin: opening Spring. Love to Lottie. Ever yours' John Muir]


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1899 Feb 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0679

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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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