John Muir


[John Muir]


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (53)


Dear Sargent:

Shut yourself up at home or elsewhere and get your dry book done, or come out here and explore the redwoods. Like you, I'm bothered and made barren by a thousand small nothings. The grippe has gone, but articles go on forever, 1 had to write a Harrlman Expedition article, and I foolishly undertook an article on Yo[semite] for the Encyclopaedia Britannica Supplement which is not off my hands. Now I'm trying to finish this long string of Park articles to be ready for Mexico, etc,.with you in the fall.

[John Muir]



[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original


Circa Date

circa [1900]


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0517

Collection Identifier

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

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



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