John Muir


[John Muir]


[George W.] Stewart


Dear Mr Stewart-

[in margin: 765]

I have no objection to the use of extracts from my letter on Mt Whitney in your Club journal.
I thank you for calling my attention to the canon running parallel to Kern Canon, & to the canon of the Little Kern, both of which I must some time examine.
I shall not be with the Sierra Club this year. After the President's visit to Yosemite May 15th to 18th I expect to make a long trip to Russia, Manchuria, Japan, Jara etc to learn what I can


sailing from New York May 29th. reaching San Francisco perhaps about the end of the year.
Your article on the Poetry of the Polynesians I have read with great interest. It deserves a place in a better magazine. Sometime you should write a little book on these lovely islands & there inhabitants. Interest in them is growing & will grow for many coming years.
I am glad your club is flourshing. You should gain many members from the south end of the state, & all Fresno should be with you. Remember me to all the Visalia friends I met last year.
Goodbye. Ever faithfully yours.


[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

[1903 May 7]


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

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Reel 13, Image 0502

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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