Emma Shafter Howard
[Rough draft of letter]
My dear Mrs. H[oward]:
I would gladly go to Tamalpais and a thousand times farther to stay the ruthless destruction of [the] forests you refer to. But, alas, all land thereabouts is private property, and what more can I do in the way of protest and efforts to make public opinion for the defense of the trees than I am doing? I am now at work on a book on the forest parks and reservations which I hope to get out soon.
I hope, however, that a block of redwoods may yet be saved for a public park, and will be glad to accept the invitation of your boys to take a trip with that object in view at the first opportunity I can find.
1900 Sep 13
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Howard, Emma Shafter, "Letter from Emma Shafter Howard to John Muir, 1900 Sep 13." (1900). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4305.
Reel 11, Image 0353
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