John Muir


John Muir


Mr. J. C. [C. J.] K. Jones



find described in Scribner’s as to books on the subject you have all worth having. Go where you will, with or without guides, the loving soul will be filed. Good luck to you. I am yours truly John Muir.


Martinez Contra Costa Co, California, June 20th 1880.

Mr J.C.K. Jones, Dear Sir,

I regret to say that I cannot send you the mountain articles you want. Copies of the Bulletin articles are not kept for sale for more than a week or two after the date of their publication. There are about 50 of them altogether, mostly on the Sierra, & mountains of Alaska, Possibly you might find them on file in

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some of the libraries. In Harpers Monthly for Nov 1875 you will find an article of mine on the Glaciers of California, & for July, 77. & Sep’ 77 articles on the Snow Banners of the Cal’ Alps & on Mt Shasta. In Scribners Monthly on the Douglass Squirrel Dec. 78. “ “ passes of the Sierra March 79. “ “ Glacier Meadows Feb 79. “ “ Mountain Lakes Jan 79. “ “ Excursion to Mt Ritter July 80. Also by writing to John Carmany No 409 Washington St, San Francisco you may possibly obtain copies of old Overland containing my “Studies in the Sierra” 10 or 12 articles, which may be of use to you. I cannot say now whether I could lead your party or not, but if you call on me here I shall give you what information I can. Martinez is about 2 hrs distance from San Francisco. The most interesting portions of the high Sierra are not accessible to animals. The passes you will


Martinez, Contra Costa Co., California

Date Original

1880 Jun 20


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Reel 04, Image 0211

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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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