H[iram] M[artin] Chittenden


John Muir



subject. I [illegible] al[illegible] [no?] government [funds?] for the purpose and have to rely on my [illegible] [beyond?] where I can [secure?] by contributions. I write this letter to ask if you will contribute your volume on "Our National Parks". Due acknowledgement will be made in the form of a printed slip giving the name of the donor and [posted?] on the inside of the [front cover?]. If you [can?] contribute this, send by mail [under?] enclosed f[illegible].

Very truly [yours?]

H M Chittenden

Cap[n?] E[illegible] [illegible]

Your autograph in the book would be a most desirable feature.



SIOUX CITY, IOWA, Feb 15 1903

Mr. John Muir:

My dear Sir:

I am in charge of the government work in the Yellowstone Park and am about to [erect?] a fine stone structure for a government office for the work their. Our [move?] of this building is to be [illegible] to an exhibition of the f[illegible], flora etc of the park, and I wish to have it [in?] [illegible] a book [illegible] [devoted?] exclusively to Park literature, in which I wish to include everything except [illegible] newspaper articles that has ever been written in that



Sioux City, Iowa

Date Original

1903 Feb 15


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0186

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