Ja[me]s Horsburgh, Jr.
(2-5-00 -20M.) 2TP. 38 B
T. H. GOODMAN,
General PASSENGER AGENT
R. A. DONALDSON,
JAS. HORSBURGH, JR.
H. R. JUDAH,
ASST. GEN. PASS. AGENTS.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 9th, 1900.
Mr. John Muir,
It gives me pleasure to transmit to you the enclosed letter from Mr. Thomas Magee of this City, which speaks for itself.As a co-worker with Mr. Magee for many years, I sincerely hope that you can spare the time to give the members of Calvary Church and the young people connected therewith, a talk some evening soon on the Big Trees of California. You are of course well aware that the interest which the people of San Francisco and the Pacific Slope have in these giants of the forest at the present time, is at a white heat, and the press dispatch from Washington this morning, announcing that the Calaveras and Tuolumne Groves are out of danger from the lumberman's axe, must be very gratifying to all, and especially to your good self.
If you can see your way to favor us in this matter, we will make it our business to place you before an audience worthy of the lecturer and the subject. If the idea commends itself to you, we can arrange to have a set of first-class stereopticon views prepared, to illustrate your lecture. Recently we have made a number of remarkable photographs of the Big Trees.
For your lecture, we can arrange to have the use of the main auditorium of Calvary Presbyterian Church, corner of Geary and Powell Streets, which Is one of the best, most convenient and
comfortable buildings in the city for the purpose.
As indicated in Mr. Magee's letter, we would like to replete the treasury of the Sabbath School by charging a small admission fee. This would ensure a great many workers amongst the members of our Church and School in the interests of the lecture, although we are satisfied that the mere announcement of it will be sufficient to fill the house.
We are sure that the members of the clubs and organizations would be very glad of an opportunity to hear you on this subject, and all lovers of the Big Trees would no doubt avail themselves of the chance to rejoice with you over the favorable legislation just announced.
Trusting that you will give our request favorable consideration, and hoping that we may hear from you at an early date
1900 Mar 9
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.
Horsburgh, James Jr., "Letter from Ja[me]s Horsburgh, Jr. to John Muir, 1900 Mar 9." (1900). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4248.
Reel 11, Image 0153
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