C[harles] S[prague] Sargent


John Muir



Jamaica Plain, Mass., March 9, 1903

My dear Muir:

I am delighted to learn from your letter of the 2nd that you are good for the Siberian trip. You need not give any thought to any of the troublesome details which seem to worry you. All you have got to do is to appear here not later than the 15th with your gripsack and the $5000. which we will deposit in Boston to your credit I would suggest, however, that if you have a boot-maker in San Francisco who makes the sort of boots you like it would be a good idea for you to provide yourself with a pairs of good comfortable ones before you leave home. Of course you can have them made here or you can get them in London, but I think it is always wiser to go to a man who understands the peculiarities of one's feet.
It is a very great pleasure to me that we are likely to see so much of each other this year and your going adds immensely to the possibilities of the journey.
Glad to hear that your labors over The Silva are finished. I have no doubt you have written the best thing that has been said about it. I have already engaged passage for you and will attend to your passport, etc., in due time.

Always faithfully yours,


John Muir, Esq.

Martinez, Cal.



Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Date Original

1903 Mar 9


Original letter dimensions: 26 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0252

Collection Identifier

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

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