Alexander G. Mc Adie


William E. Colby


Address correspondence toOfficial In ChargeLocal Office. Weather BureauU.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURELOCAL OFFICE OF THE WEATHER BUREAUSAN FRANCISCO, CAL.Merchants Exchange, Rooms 1500-5Dec. 29, 1910.Mr. William E. Colby,Sierra Club, Mills Building,San Francisco.My dear Colby:-Mr. W. C. Hodge, Assistant State Forester, Sacramento, was in to see me a few days ago and wants to get into closer touch with the Sierra Club. Hodge is a fine fellow and with Stirling began the Forest work on this coast some ten years or so ago. I think you might suggest to Bade that he get him to send some notes on forest matters in this State. Possibly he has already done this.You might also tell Bade that I am thinking of writing a short paper sometime on "The Mountains of the Sky and the Cascades of Cloudland". Some months ago Mr. Muir got after me to do this, saying that some of his keenest pleasure in the mountains came from the beauty of the cloudscapes and that he has always regretted not knowing more of the clouds. From his descriptions, he has seen some wonderful sky pictures and I have no doubt many Sierrans have shared in part his joy of watching the crags of cloudland. What do you think of it?Wishing you and yours all the happiness of theseason.Sincerely[illegible]Professor06261


San Francisco

Date Original

1910 Dec 29


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 1026

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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