August 23, 1899.
Dear Mr. Muir:
Since my return home I have been so busy with various urgent matters that I have not yet had time to print and mount all of the tree views (Wabash Valley) which I am going to send you, and, owing to repairs in the building where my office is located I have not been able to get at the pamphlets on trees that I mention to you.
I shall not forget them, however, & will get them all off to you soon as prac-
Your paper on Sequoia gigantea was received yesterday. I thank you very much for it, and shall read it with great pleasure, and, I am sure, profit also.
For the last week I have been wishing one of your glaciers was located somewhere in this vicinity! It has been hot as [illegible] (90° to 96° in shade) with [illegible] saturated with humidity. This is the first really wet summer in about 11 years, and has rained at least twice a week all summer - heavy rains, too; more than
6 inches of rain in July and 4 inches for first half of August.
Hoping you are well, I am, with best regards
Mr. John Muir
Please remember me to Mr. Keeler should you see him. - R.R.
Brookland, D. C.
1899 Aug 23
Original letter dimensions: 16 x 26.5 cm.
Ridgway, Robert, "Letter from Robert Ridgway to John Muir, 1899 Aug 23." (1899). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2431.
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