John Muir


John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


Martinez Apr. 30, 1899

My dear Prof. Sargent

You are no doubt right about the little Tahoe reservation - a scheme full of special personalities pushed through by a lot of lawyers etc but the more we get the better anyhow it is a natural park & because of its beauty & accessibility is visited more than any other park of the Sierra except Yosemite.
All I know of the Rainier & Olympic reservations has come through the newspapers The Olympic will surely be attacked again & again for its timber but the interests of Seattle & Tacoma will probably save Rainier. I expect to find out something about them soon as I am going North from Seattle to Cooks Inlet & Kodiak for a couple of months with a "scientific party" Pray for me. We are to leave about

the last of May with Dall, Coville, Gilbert, & perhaps is too numerous to mention This section of the coast is the only one I have not seen & I'm glad of the chance
Good luck to you, I wish I were going to this leafy wood instead of Icy Alaska Be good to the trees You tough sturdy pair, dont frighten the much enduring Crataeguses & make them drop their spurs. & dont tell them quite eternally that you are from Boston & the Delaware Huckleberry Peninsula.
My love to Canby - keep his frisks within bounds. Remember me to the Biltmore friends & blessed Mohr & Mellichamp And remember me also to the [illegible] Hickory & Oak & of the magnolias in bloom Heavens how they glow & shine & invite a fellow

Goodbye. I'll hope to see you in August

Ever Yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1899 Apr 30


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File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0773

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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