[Robert Underwood] Johnson
This concerns the Sargent Nat Park Commission Muir was not a member but went with them and helped them
[in margin: Helena Montana, will be our address for two weeks or so-]
July 5 1896
My dear Mr. Johnson
We are fairly off & away into the western woods. Tomorrow we mean to go to Deadwood & from there climb the highest of the Black Hills. The blackness of which is from a covering of yellow pine. My old Sierra friend. This is its eastern limit All the Company- Sargent, Brewer, Geo. Abbott & Hague are good found fellows & I feel a little like myself once more. And here, on the edge of the western woods I turn towards you Wave my hand & bless you for you know what
Hot Springs, S.D.
1896 Jul 5
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1896 Jul 5 ." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 793.
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