Helen Leach Reed
74 Huntington Ave.,
Boston, Feb. 2, '95.
Mr. John Muir,
Your reputation as a naturalist, and the fact that I have just read with interest your Century communication on forest preservation induces me to trouble you with this letter.
I own 160 acres of redwood land in Mendocino Co. about 10 miles east of Point Arena. I bought it in 1886, hoping at some time to sell it to some mill. I find it very hard, however, to get any satisfactory information from California, 1, as to whether redwood land is in general danger from people who would cut down trees not belonging to them; 2, as to whether such land has a prospective value large enough to warrant my paying taxes and holding it indefinitely. If you could refer me to any reliable person in San Francisco or Ukiah who could inform me about this I should be greatly obliged. Or I should be glad to hear of any pamphlets or maps published in California dealing with the redwood region. Begging that you will not answer unless perfectly convenient,
Helen Leach Reed
Original letter dimensions: 15 x 20 cm.
Reed, Helen Leach, "Letter from Helen Leach Reed to John Muir, 1895 Feb 2." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6988.
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