John Muir


John Muir


Geo[rge] W. Stewart


Martinez, Feb. 28, 1902

Mr Geo. W. Stewart,

Pres't. Mr Whitney Club,

Dear Sir, I heartily sympathize with you in your efforts to clear up confusion of names in the Sierra Though one of the first to explore the wilds of the High Sierra, the only name in your region that i am responsible for is the "Giant Forest of the Kaweah" named some some 27 years ago But lately some of the numbers of our club have been sowing names thick & fast too often without due regard to names long l[illegible]ally in use. This confusion will not be settled until the maps of the Geological Survey of the Sierra are completed. The survey is working southward. The last

sheet completed is I think the Yosemite region one. In the meantime it may be well to send the information collected by your committee to our secretary, William E. Colby, Mills Building (Eighth Floor) San Francisco. You might correspond also with Prof. Joseph N. Le Conte Berkeley Cal. who has done most of the club map work. But the most influential man in this matter is Henry Gannett, chairman of National Committee on geographic names. & chief U.S. topographer. His address is U.S. Geological Survey Washington D.C. A good time to talk over this matter would be next summer during our club outing in Kings River Canon. With best wishes Ever Truly Yrs John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Feb 28


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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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