Leonard Lyell


Leonard Lyell


[John Muir]


[letterhead]19 May 1910.My dear SirI found your very kind letter and the volume on the National Parks on arriving here yesterday evening & beg to thank you for your great kindness- I shall hope to get to Los Angeles & have the chance to see you before returning north. It will be a great regret if I should fail in this. Meantime Mr Olmstead of the Forest Service has kindly undertaken to prepare an itinerary for me so that I may visit to advantage the giant Sequoia & Redwoods. The Yosemite Valley I have visited before but should much enjoy seeing it again. It is the most wonderfully lovely region I ever saw - So much beauty displayed within the04762limited area.I have been visiting a very beautiful country in North Idaho & seen in the Priest River forests magnificent mountains White Pine & the western Larch - Larix occidentalis, trees which I had not previously seen is anything like such profusion or size. The combination of forest lake & mountain was extremely beautiful & to be enjoyed in a sharp bracing crisp alpine air that is most invigorating. It should prove to be a delightful holiday [resort?] -Thanks to the energy & company of Mr Pinchot & Col. Roosevelt these have been secured from desolation & now it is pleasant to find among so many lumber men & timber interests a hearty appreciation of their efforts & willingness to cooperate It is very hopeful. I have no doubt the sheep graziers will be easily dealt with With renewed thanks for your kindnessBelieve mesincerely yoursLeonard Lyell.04762


San Francisco

Date Original

1910 May 19


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0383

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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