P. B. Van Trump
Yelm, Wash. July 27 - 10John Muir.Martinez, Cal.My Dear Friend:Your first letter I sent (loaned) to the Seattle Rotary Club, to be used in their campaign for Tahoma. I shall start for the mountain tomorrow, for an outing of 8 or 10 days on the west side. When I return will give you a short account of the trip. A few days since Secretary Ballinger made an official trip to Tahoma. I trust Engineer Rickseeker impressed the Secretary favorably as04836
to the proposed road around the mountain. You probably noticed the route given on the map in the Williams booklet. A road around this unique and isolated peak of many glaciers has been a favorite idea with me for years. If Ballinger should recommend an [illegible] for this purpose, it is to be hoped the watch-dog of the Treasury wont growl fiercely enough to prevent its being made — and then let some "Malefactor-of Wealth" [illegible] the treasury in double the amount.Ever truly yours,P. B. Van Trump
1910 Jul 27
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Van Trump, P. B., "Letter from P. B. Van Trump to John Muir, 1910 Jul 27." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5090.
Reel 19, Image 0655
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