C[harles] S[prague] Sargent


John Muir



Jamaica Plain, Mass, February 13, 1900

My dear Muir;

I am awfully disappointed you are not GOing with us for I have been looking forward all winter with the greatest pleasure to seeing you again; still I have got so accustomed to looking on you as a quitter that I am not very much surprised at your want of energy and enterprise. It does not make, however, so much difference, of course, whether your articles are done on time as it does that you should get a good outing and see more of the country. The refreshment of such a trip would have shown itself in your writings I am sure.
It is probable now that we shan't leave St. Louis until aboutthe 10th or 12th of March, so you will have plenty of time to repent if you are not entirely given up to slothfulness.
The weather is perfectly horrid here and I should be delighte to get away to a place where the sun shines.
Sadly but faithfully yours,
John Muir, Esq.

Martinez, Cal.



Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Date Original

1900 Feb 13


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0081

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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