UNITED CHARITIES BUILDING,
FOURTH AVE. AND 22D ST.
Oct. 21st, 1896.
Mr. John Muir,
Dear Mr. Muir:-
I am sending you this hasty note (typewritten at that) just to say that I find a copy of The White Pine was sent to you as President of the Sierra Club in San Francisco. If it does not turn up speedily please let me know and I will be very glad indeed to send you another copy. I hope your opinion of it may be somewhat more favorable than that expressed by Mr. Fernow. In spite of the kindness of your interpretation I find his letter full of rather severe things, and since I read it to-day I have been considering how to answer it most effectively. I rather think it will be necessary to do so.
All our people are well and happy and much delighted that I was fortunate enough to spend so much time with you. I have told them the story of our day and night on the edge of the Canyon, much to their interest and pleasure, and I greatly wish that I could repeat to them the stories you told me that night. The next dog I get will be named after the one in your story.
We have a meeting of the Commission on Saturday of this week, at which I suppose the policy to be pursued will be decided. I am getting ready for it now and am somewhat anxious to know just how the eat will jump. It is a rather critical time.
I must ask you to excuse this hasty letter, dictated because in the immediate rush of business this is the only way I could write you.With many thanks for all your kindness, believe me,
Very sincerely yours,
1896 Oct 21
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Pinchot, Gifford, "Letter from Gifford Pinchot to John Muir, 1896 Oct 21." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 851.
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