John Muir


John Muir


Cha[rle]s L. Biedenbach


Martinez, California.
Nov. 18, 1902.

Mr. Chas. L, Biedenbach,
Berkeley, Cal.

Dear Mr. Biedenbach;

I thank you heartily for your kind and flattering letter of the 12th. If any thing could draw me out of my winter den, it would be an Aroor Day celebration; But as yet I cansee no opening through the midst of my many literary engagements, and of course cannot promise to be with you.
As to the tree you propose to plant, the two Sequoias are favorites of mine. The sempervirens would, I think be most likely to thrive at Berkeley.
Thanking you for the honor you propose, wishing you a good time and regreting I cannot be with you,

I am Sincerely Yours



Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1902 Nov 18


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0786

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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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