C[harles] S[prague] Sargent


John Muir



Jamaica Plain, Mass., November 13, 1899.

My dear Muir:

I am glad to hear that you will be with us in the spring. We ought to meet about the 1st of March and St. Louis will be a good meeting place. This ought to be a most interesting trip, and if you will only stick by me you will have an opportunity to see the eastern spring appear all the way from Texas to Massachusetts.
No, Canby was not with me on this trip: he was detained at home by various business complications, so I had to be alone except when I picked up local lights from time to time. The trip was not satisfactory in spite of what you say. It is one thing to find out the existence of Crataegus and a very different thing to find out anything about species, and I am hopelessly at sea in the whole matter. Volume xiii. isn't delightful and I don't see any chance of its being finished.
The Oregon botanists are no good in looking at Junipers, and if you need a vacation, as I daresay you do, you cannot do better than take a run into southeastern Oregon. The tree is common, as I understand it, near Klamath Falls and eastward.
I work all the time but don't accomplish anything or get any fun out of it. It would do me more good than anything I know to have your company for a few days.

Faithfully yours,



Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Date Original

1899 Nov 13


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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