C.S. Sargent


John Muir




Jamaica Plain, Mass., November 5, 1896

My dear Muir:

I am delighted to see your hand-writing again. I have been home a fortnight but have been too busy to even think much about all the good times we had together last summer. It was the best trip I have ever made and the pleasure ana profit I got out of it was largely due to you.
I am going to New York today and shall see Johnson at the Century Saturday night, and next week I am going to Washington to talk forestry matters over with the Secretary of the Interior ana the President. The Commission has met once since my return but not much was accomplished. Hague and Pinchot, I am afraid, believe in things which do not seem wise to some other members, but I dare say all this will be adjusted.
I shall be very glad indeed to get the tree notes which you promise. Those relating to Pines are of more immediate importance, but if you are going through your note-books it would be well to take out everything you find about western conifers.
I am rejoiced that California is all right in the election. I had counted certainly on Washington but it would appear to have gonethe other way.

Faithfully yours,

John Muir, Esq.


Jamaica Plain, Mass

Date Original

1896 Nov 5


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0480

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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