John Muir


John Muir


Frank Bond


Martinez, California

Jan. 15, 1907.—

Mr Frank Bond,

Washington D.C.

Dear Mr Bond:

I don't see how I will be able to describe the boundaries of the petrified forest remains north of Adamana even on the Santa Fe Co's map without going over the ground with a surveyor.

But after camping 17 days in the north Forest & examining it carefully I feel sure that excepting only a few scattered outlying trunks it may all be comprehended in an area of about two thirds of one township. While the three small patchs on the West side of the basin of Dead River cover only about 2 sections or about 25 sections in all. as shown on the above sketch map.
Rejoicing in hope of the preservation of these magnificent monuments of the world's old forests I am

Faithfully yours

John Muir

P.S. Mr James Donahoe of Adamana knows the location of all these forest remains as well as I do


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1907 Jan 15


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 16, Image 0565

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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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