C. Hart Merriam
Sept. 12, 1902.
My dear Mr. Muir:
Expected to see you long before this but have been so crowded for time that I have put off going until a little later. Our running zigzag lines across [the?] Sierra foothill region. Have been working in Nevada, [illegible], [illegible] & [illegible] & Tuolumne counties & am just setting out for Mariposa & M[illegible] counties.. I want to get a lot of this work behind me, instead of having so much of it staring me in the face. Had a fine trip to Santa L[illegible] [peak?] & adjacent country. Also ran a line across for [illegible] Valley to the San Joaquin. Its still hot in the foothills —102° to 108° [nearly?] every day where I have been at work.
Was [surprised?] to st[illegible] day to find Ly[illegible] & t[illegible] [illegible] on the American River. What a grand painting Keith has made of Kern [Canon?]. Tell Helen to keep her courage up & Wanda not to grow despondent and thin, for I'm coming to cheer 'em up just as soon as I can. Hope you are working on the tree book now. Will bring over [my?] photographs when I come. With kindest regards to Mrs Muir and all of [yours?],
C. Hart Merriam -
1902 Sep 12
Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 13 cm.
Merriam, C. Hart, "Letter from C. Hart Merriam to John Muir, 1902 Sep 12." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4727.
Reel 12, Image 0614
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