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John Muir



Jamaica Plain, Mass, March 5, 1900

My dear Muir;

[illegible] to complete our set I have been trying to correspond with the secretary.oif the Sierra Club publications. Today I have a letter from him saying that # 14 is out of print and cannot be furnished by the Society. If you have a spare copy about the house please let me have it as I am anxious to have the volumes bound for preservation in the Arboretum.
I am starting a week from today with the expectation of meeting Canby in St. Louis the following day and then going to San Antonio, etc. I wish you wore going but I have got so accustomed to your quitting propensities that I am no longer surprised when you go back on your friends. If it is true that the Lord hates a quitter what a horrid time you are laying up for yourself in the next world! You do not even seem to think enough of me to try to help me get good photographs of the Sugar Pine and Redwood for the transparencies in the New York Museum. For years I have been trying to get these and so far I have tried in vain. There are other California trees tbat ought to appear in this collection but how in the world am I going to get them when you who pretend to believe that the Sugar Pine is a good tree cannot even get a photograph of a representative specimen.?
I expect to be back about the 1st of May. Let me hear from you then what your plans for the summer are to be. By that time you



ought to bo wending your steps in this direction again. I shall have to hunt Crataegus, I fear, all summer arid autumn, so if you are on this side of the Rocky Mountains we ought to be able to do something interesting together.
Faithful1y yours,
John Muir, Esq.

Martinez, Cal.



Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Date Original

1900 Mar 5


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0149

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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