C. Hart Merriam


C. Hart Merriam


John Muir



San Francisco

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 -

John Muir

Martinez, Calif.


San Francisco

Date Original

1902 Sep 12


Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0614

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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