John Muir


John Muir


[Horatio N.] Rust


Martinez Sep. 3/02

Dear Mr Rust.

The excitement about the Big Tree 12 miles north of Millwood is not justified by the facts. It is 108 feet circum- one foot above the ground 97 1/2 [feet circum-] four feet [above the ground] 93 [feet circum-] six [feet above the ground It is a fine healthy shapely tree & one of the largest living of those that have been carefully measured, but it cannot be called the largest (see my Sequoia chapter in "Our Nat. Parks") You can reach it by wagon via Visalia & Millwood. There is a daily stage from Sanger, & I think from Visalia also, your nearest way. The Sellers were kept at home or near it this year by sickness or accident to Mrs Sellers brother & the care of her aged mother With pleasant memories of my visit to your charming home & hoping to see you here I am faithfully yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Sep 3


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Reel 12, Image 0560

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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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