January 14, 1908.
Mr William Kent.
Dear Mr Kent:
I send you my warmest thanks for your noble gift to the Government of Redwood Canon [diacritic] with its magnificent groves of Sequoia to be preserved forever in all their glorious primeval beauty & grandeur. This is the finest forest & park thing done in California in many a day, & how it shines amid the mean commercialism & apathy so [destructively?] prevalent these days. You have made yourself immortal like your Sequoias, & all the best [people?] of the world will call you blessed
May we meet ere long, but whether I am to see you or not I am ever,
Faithfully your friend
P.S. Of course I'm with you in your all embracing Mt Tamalpais park plan.
I have been away in the Mohave desert with my daughter Helen who is convalescing from pneumonia, hence delay in replying to your letter of Jan. 17.
1908 Jan 14
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to William Kent, 1908 Jan 14." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5240.
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