Creator

C. S. Newhall

Creator

C. S. Newhall

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

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[letterhead]

Frenso, Cali. Nov. 6, 1902.

Mr John Muir

Martinez Calif

Dear Sir,

I was very sorry to miss seeing you this summer, either in the mountains, or when you stopped at Fresno. I was near meeting you several times. The "Boole tree" - the large sequoia you visited with Dr. Kelley, - many rangers say, after examining the lines, is on the Sanger Lumber Co's lands; some 300 yards (one report makes the distance less) from the Reserve line. It would be good if the title could be secured from the lumber Co.. I was talking last week with Mr Olney about

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the matter; & at his request I have just written him further particulars.

Very sincerely yours

C. S. Newhall

F[illegible] Supt

The destruction of the grand seq f[illegible] of converse basin The [illegible] of is going rapidly on. If that could be saved it would be vastly more important.

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Martinez, Nov. 19, 1902

Mr C. S. Newhall

Frenso, Cal.

My dear sir:

I thank you for your letter on the Boole [illegible] Tree Though not the largest, it is one of the largest of the living trees, & should be saved if possible In looking over the notes of my several exploring trips in the Kings River Sequoia region I find that this Boole tree is not a first discovery. I saw it & measured & described it in the autumn of 1877 - that is 25 yrs ago. It then was named Hugh Miller The salvation of the Converse Basin groves,

is however, vastly more important. They are now being rapidly & utterly destroyed-


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In my travels last summer I was delighted to find how well your Rangers had protected the great Sierra Reserve. Only in one place did I see anything deserving severe criticism or complaint. This was a strip extending from the Middle Fork of the Kaweah through Cliff Canon to Timber Gap. It was devastated from end to end, & made to stink like a corral, by cattle which have also destroyed or damaged the trail. This is about as sad a job as even sheep could do. & cries aloud for

correction. I heard lately that this same band of cattle said to belong to some one with a political pull, had been driven over Timber Gap & down towards Mineral King later in the season against all opposition thus destroying some of the best camp grounds of the region. Mr Hinds seems unable to stop him. I meant to write to headquarter about this but will not before hearing from you.

Ever yours faithfully

Location

Fresno,Calif.

Date Original

1902 Nov 6

Source

Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir12_0756-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0756

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4 pages

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