John Muir


[John Muir]


Prof. Dudley


[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (69)

Mar[tinez], NOV. 9, 1900.

My dear Prof. Dudley:

I am very anxious to do anything I can with money, writing or talking towards securing a block of 3 or 4000 acres of redwood for a park. I am now busy on a Sequoia article long promised to one of the magazines, and have more work on my hands than I can possibly get through with this winter. I would have gladly left off writing to attend the Com. meeting at the Palace if I thought I could do any good. But my views on the subject are well known. I have nothing new to offer, nor could I say more than I have said should I talk till doom's day. I am with you in anything you may do toward saving these glorious trees. Let me know what you decide to try. If the report of the Ex. Com. is printed, please send me a copy. (As for talking at hotel meetings, I could do no good. My views are well known, and I could say nothing new though I should talk till doom's day. I am now writing on Sequoia articles.)

[John Muir]



Mar[tinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1900 Nov 9


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0435

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

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