John Muir


John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


Martinez, July 6, 1904

Dear professor Sargent:

Our St Petersburg guide is John Baravoi, Hotel I Angleterre
I was glad to get your letter of June 16th in which you sketched your travels & fortunes after we parted at Shanghai but said not a word about your family though I enquired particularly about Alice. I had several good letters from Nicholson. In his last he tells me that Sir Joseph is better & again at work in the

h[illegible]ism. I'm sorry dear good Canby died so soon. He should have lived & botanized for longer.
You should not begrudge time or pains on your manual. It is more important than the big Silva. Make the descriptions short & sharp & crystal clear & don't leave out your few illuminating color touches.
I am now at work on a little Yosemite book which should have been written long ago. Next I suppose will come Alaska.
As to those last long wanderings I have

notes enough for a book or two but when if ever I will be able to work on them I dont know or guess. Australia New Zealand & the Phillipines are glorious fields & I'm glad you're going there
Remember me to Robison & all the family & believe me

faithfully yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1904 Jul 6


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 14, Image 0332

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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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