John Muir


John Muir


[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

John Muir


Hot Springs, S.D.

Date Original

1896 Jul 5


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0280

Collection Identifier

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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