[Charles Sprague] Sargent
(Original in possession of Charles S. Sargent)
Martinez, May 21, 1900.
My dear Prof. Sargent:
I'm glad to hear from you once more and to know that you are safely at home in good growling working order. You must have had a glorious time this flowery year, and I have often wished I was with you, and I might about as well have been for all I have accomplished, as I have been half dead with the Grippe and bronchitis all the time. Mellichamp writes with the greatest enthusiasm of the days he spent with you and Canby, declaring they were the happiest of his life.
Don't let these new species bother you. Set them up in a good stately row in the last volume of your magnificent book and have done with them, without hoping to get in every hider of the wilderness. Very few new trees await discovery on your ground and for these you can find a place in the small edition of the book or elsewhere.
I have no plans for the summer as yet, but must get off somewhere ere very long, though work is crowding unmercifully. Can't you come here and go to the Redwoods to learn something about them in dead earnest? I'll go this fall to Mexico if you like. Glad you like my last article,- have just finished another on brush and flowers.
I wish we could secure a Redwood park. Come on out and see about it. You need a rest anyhow.
Ever yours faithfully,
1900 May 21
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Charles Sprague] Sargent, 1900 May 21." (1900). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4271.
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