John Muir


John Muir


[William] Colby


Martinez, Jan. 13, 1908

Dear Mr. Colby:

Of course I heartily approve of the proposed vote of thanks to Mr Kent, & suggest a slight change in the form of the resolution as follows:
Resolved: That the Sierra Club extend a hearty vote of thanks to Mr William Kent in testimony of its appreciation of his noble gift to the Federal Government of the Redwood Canon [diacritic] on Mt Tamalpais with its magnificent primeval groves of Sequoia sempervirens, to be devoted as a public park & pleasure-ground to the people forever.
By order of the Board of Directors

Jan '08

What's your Hetch Hetchy news? mine are all promising so far.
Helen is now comfortably settled in a cottage I built for her on the Van Dyke ranch on the Mohave desert, near Daggett, 10 miles east of Barstow
She is already much better, though for a complete cure, Dr Moffett says she must stay there or in some similar dry desert region for a year or two.
I called at your office last Saturday. Wishing you & your fine hopeful family a happy New Year, I am

ever faithfully yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Jan 13


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File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0057

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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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