Elon R. Brown
John Muir. Esq.,
San Francisco , Cal.
My dear Sir:-
Through the liberality of one of our citizens, Mrs. Emma Flower Taylor, we are building and about to equip a library for this City. Knowing your interest in forestry and the spread of accurate information in relation to it, I take the liberty of asking you to suggest the titles of such books on forestry as you think should be in a library --- on that or related subjects, the more the better.
I read your article on Sergeant’s Silva in the Atlantic with great, pleasure.
May be such a forest library would serve as a suggestion to other libraries. While I am thus endeavoring to burden you, please permit me to explain that I have been interested in forestry for many years, for the last five years have been chairman of the forestry committee of the New York Senate, and am now also president of the Board of Trustees of this Library. When President Roosevelt was Governor, I co-operated with him wholly in relation to such interests in the State.
Very respectfully yours
Watertown, N. Y.
1903 Jul 18
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.
Brown, Elon R., "Letter from Elon R. Brown to John Muir, 1903 Jul 18." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2671.
Reel 13, Image 0716
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