John Muir


John Muir


William Kent


Martinez, California

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

John Muir

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.


[John Muir]


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1908 Jan 14


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0071

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Muir-Hanna Trust


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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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