John Muir


John Muir


[ ] Rodgers


[First draft of letter - in note-book, #59] (67)

Martinez, Oct. 21, [1900]

My dear Mr. Rodgers:

I hope sometime to have the great pleasure of a trip with you among the 150 to 200 ft. Texas and southern burr oak prairies, that you will take me and I'll go. I know that I have not seen the grandest oaks from what Sargent told me, and I am very glad to get your notes on these trees. I think the tallest oaks I ever saw were Michaux' in Alabama near Tuscaloosa. I don't think you have seen our grandest live oaks, the rugged strength of their far-reaching arms is perfectly sublime.
I had a good time this summer with Dr. Merriam and his sister Mrs. Bayley and her husband in the Sierra on the head-waters of the Truckee, Carson, Mokelumne, Stanislaus. Tuolumne, and Merced, descending to the lowlands and hard work by way of Yo[semite].
Charlie Keeler has just got out a book of poems. When are you coming west again? When you do, come to my house and make it your headquarters.

J. M.



Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1900 Oct 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0389

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

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