John Muir


John Muir


C. Hart Merriam


Martinez, California
April 10, 1899

Professor 0. Hart Merriam

Dear Sir:

I thank the "wealthy New Yorker" and you for inviting me to join a scientific party in an excursion to Cookes Inlet and Kodiak. This is the only part of tho H.W. coast I have not visited and I am strongly tempted to accept so flattering and advantageous an invitation at once. But I am partly engaged to lead a party into the Yosemite region in May and I cannot at this time be sure that I could be ready to join you at Seattle the last week of May. Besides I could hardly say positively that I could join he expedition without hearing directly from the leader. Anyhow I assure you that after travelling so long alone I would be very glad to see this interesting icy region with so many companions able to teach me so much that I am eager to learn. Hoping to meat you era long I am

Very truly yours,



Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1899 Apr 10


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Reel 10, Image 0745

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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