John Muir


[John Muir]


J. B. Lippincott


[First draft of letter,in note-book]

[January, 1903]

408 Byrne Building,
Los Angeles, Cal.

My dear Sir:

I am heartily in sympathy with the Woman's Clubs in the work they are doing for right forestry, and am willing to assist in every way I can. But I am already overloaded with work which I am trying to get off my hands before setting out in the spring on a long forest ramble. I am no lecturer anyhow, and could say nothing essentially new on forest affairs if I should speak till doom's day.
With thanks to the Friday Morning Club and to yourself for the honor of this invitation, I remain,

Faithfully yours,
[John Muir]


[Martinez, Calif.]


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0130

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