John Muir


John Muir


C. Hart Merriam


To Dr. C. Hart Merriam

Martinez, Cal. Oct. 23, 1900.

My dear Dr. Merriam,

I am very glad to get your kind letter bringing back our big little Sierra trip through the midst of so many blessed chipmunks and trees. Many thanks for your care and kindness about the photographs and for the pile of interesting bird and beast Bulletins. No. 3 contains lots of masterly work and might be expanded into a grand book. This you should do, adding and modifying in accordance with the knowledge you have gathered during the last ten years. Bat Alas.9 Here you are pegging and puttering with the concerns of others as if in length of life you expect to rival Sequoia. That stream and fountain article, which like Tennyson's brook threatened to "go on forever," is at last done, and I am now among the Big Tree parks. Not the man with the hoe, but the poor toiler with the pen deserves milt-long commiseration in prose and rhyme.
Give my kindest regards to Mrs. and Mr. Bailey and tell them I'll go guide with them to Yosemite whenever they like unless I should happen to be hopelessly tied up in some way.
With pleasant recollections from Mrs. Muir and the girls

I am very truly yours,

Charlie Keeler has got out another nice new book (Poems).

[1 North Am.Fauna No. 3 - Result of a Biological Survey of San Francisco Mt. & the Desert of the Little Colorado, Arizona. By C. Hart Merriam. Sept. 1900.]

2 Fountains and Streams of the Yosemite National Park



Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1900 Oct 23


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0401

Collection Identifier

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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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