John Muir


[John Muir]


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


May 1, 1903

Dear Professor Sargent,

I'll be ready for Boston & Russia as soon as the President's Yosemite trip is made, & my passport arrives. On receipt of your letter calling attention to its importance I went to San Francisco & had my application made & forwarded to the State Department In ten or twelve days it was returned as defective for the reason that it was not accompanied by my father's certificate of naturalization I immediately sent in another application which the lawyers say is all right, & the fussy barbarous document should be here in a day or two.
Ill not forget the letters to ambassadors.


I have two pair of good walking shoes & a light pair.- & three suits of clothing underwear shirt etc I can get in Boston or elsewhere.
The view we will have of a cross-section of Asia is a really grand thing. So also must be our long holiday companionship
I'll telegraph my start from Chicago.

Faithfully yours


[Martinez, Calif.]


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

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