[Rough draft of letter]
Jan. 15, 1907.
Dear Mr. Bond:
I thank you for the information contained in your letter of Dec. 28th last.
I don't see how I will be able to describe the boundaries[of the] Pet[rified] forest N[orth] of Adamana by sections even on the Santa Fe Co.'s map, without going over the ground with a surveyor. But after camping 17 days in the N. forest and carefully examining it I am sure that all of it excepting only a few scattered outlying trunks may be comprehended in an area of 2/3 of one township, while the three small patches strewn with trees interesting to the palaeontologist on the W. side of the basin of dead pines (?) cover only about 2 l/2 or 2 sq. m[ile]s, or about 22 sections in all, as shown in the above sketch map.
Rejoicing in hope of the effective preservation of these magnificent monuments of the most ancient? forests,
[Attached is "Sketch Map of Petrified Forests near Adamana"]
1907 Jan 15
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 19.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to [Frank] Bond, 1907 Jan 15." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3629.
Reel 16, Image 0557
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