[Aug I.] Rodgers


John Muir



He is an all round man [illegible] Science and without pretension of any kind & I am sure you would like him. Turn again to the custom of a few years back when you used to give me an Occasional Visit. I Shall be glad to see you either at home or office. I hope your family is well.

Very truly yours

Aug. F. Rodgers



Prof John Muir

My dear Muir

I do not know if you remember me, it has been so long since we met. I have frequently heard of you in San Francisco, but your visits seem like the Biblical description of the uncertain movements of the Wind - "which bloweth where it listeth and you cannot tell



devices - and that is such a pleasure to me as I know it would be to you. Come and stay all night and tell us about the Alaska trip, Dale spent the evening with us and told us of the good & useful time spent with the Harriman party on the "Elder" Dr P[illegible][chutt?] of the Coast [illegible] is here and I want you to make his acquaintance.


"whence it cometh or whither it goeth"! I heard of you at the Occidental and [went?] there but was told by the Clerk "Prof Muir has Gone"! The [illegible] [have?] moved me again and I am at 2516 Boardway - between Pierce & Scott, where I can look on an expanse of water and of [illegible] of hills unmarred by Man's


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



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