John H[oward] Redfield


John Muir


Phila. July 9, 1877

John Muir Esq San Francisco Cal. My dear Sir Allow me to thank you for your exceedingly interesting article on the Post-Glacial History of the Sequoia — just received. — It is a most valuable contribution — not only to Botany — but to the last chapter of Geological history. I see no escape for your reasonings, & I wish I could see a hope that these trees may escape the savaging hand of man! Unless story legislative influence be exercised — they are doom- ed! I hope that Sir Joseph Hooker & Dr. Gray may extend their approaching visit as far as California — & that you may have the pleasure of showing them the great


Phila[delphia, Penn]

Date Original

1877 Jul 9


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0537

Collection Identifier

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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