Martin Kellogg


Martin Kellogg


John Muir



Thanks -

I which be very glad to see a forestry department added to the Univ
But as I know very little almost nothing on [illegible] of Scientific forestry I must decline the honor. You so kindly offer of [illegible] me to the Regents as honorary professor my dear [Dr?] [illegible].
I heartily thank you for wishing to remember me as Hon Prof of Forestry to the Board of Regents of the University. You have I [illegible] me this is a great honor & assure you as it [happily?] [appointment?]
[as?] Cal has the noblist forests in [O?] & I hope & pray you find some on everyway able & [illegible] to touch the peoples [their] values & how to use them without destroying them.
With best wishes and for the University & [admiration?] & respect for the work you have done on [building?] it.

I am very truly yours




Apr. 30. 1899

Dear Mr. Muir:

I should like to nominate you to our Board of Regents, as an "Honorary Professor of Forestry." We have two or three Honorary Professors now: Judge Lindley, who gives a Law course; Mr Schussler, who gives no course, but is asked to



give one or more lectures a year, as may suit him. The same easy requisitions would apply to you!
"Honorary", alas! means without pay - only a [missionary?] work. It might lead, as I should hope it would, to more work and a proper compensation at some future time.
It would, I am sure, gratify us all to see your name in the faculty list. But I must first obtain your consent, which


I trust will not be withheld.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Kellogg

[illegible]. B. I select "forestry" for a title, as that is a topic of growing importance. Of course my results of your rich experience would be acceptable, and educative to our young people.


Berkeley, Calif.

Date Original

1899 Apr 30


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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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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