H[iram] M[artin] Chittenden


John Muir



Yosemite Valley, Cal. July 2 1904.

Mr. John Muir

Martinez, Cal.

My dear Sir:

Mr R B. M[illegible]l,. U S Geological Survey, Mr. F[illegible] Board, General Land Office, and myself have been commissioned to [consider?] the matter of reviewing the boundaries of the Yosemite National Park and we are now in the Park in t[illegible] [illegible]ty. We are particularly desirious of having an interview with you, as representing the b[illegible] s[illegible] for the maintenance of the Park. We expect to be in San Francisco most of the [month?] beginning July 10th and hope that you may find it convenient to be in town sometime during that period. We shall be at the Palace Hotel. In case you [illegible] [illegible] we will try to visit you at Martinez, if agreeable; but our time is so occupied [that this?] will be difficult. Will you kindly write or wire me at Coa[illegible] what you can do in the matter.
I have with me the book - Our National Parks - which



Yosemite Valley, Cal. 1904.

you [presented?] to our library in the Yellowstone Park and have [finished?] it with great interest. I can assure you that we shall fell greatly disappointed unless we can see you and obtain a full exper[illegible]of your views

Very sincerely yours

H. M. Chittenden

M[illegible], Corps of [Engineers?] U S A



Yosemite Valley, Calif.

Date Original

1904 Jul 02


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

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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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