Creator

Gifford Pinchot

Creator

Gifford Pinchot

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

GIFFORD PINCHOT,
CONSULTING FORESTER,
NEW YORK.

UNITED CHARITIES BUILDING,
FOURTH AVE. AND 22D ST.

Oct. 21st, 1896.

Mr. John Muir,
Martinez, Cal.

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,

Location

New York

Date Original

1896 Oct 21

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir09_0452-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0452

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Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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