Gifford Pinchot


Gifford Pinchot


W. Schlich


Biltmore, N.C.

June 19, 1893.

Dear Dr. Schlich,

It give me very great pleasure to introduce to you Mr. John Muir, through whose efforts about one half of the Sierra Nevada in California has been reserved, to become later on a regularly managed government forest. You will find, as I have done, a store of scientific observation open to you through him which rests upon an unparalled


acquaintance with the [illegible] and I am confident that Mr. Muir's conclusions about the cause of the distribution of the Sequoia and the influence of fire in the distribution of the western forests, among many other things, will have for you the keenest interest. I can only recommend him to the hospilality which I have so delightfully experienced myself. With best regards to Mrs Schlich,

Very sincerely yours,

Gifford Pinchot.


Biltmore, N. C.

Date Original

1893 Jun 19


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1110

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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