Gifford Pinchot


Gifford Pinchot


John Muir


Grey Towers,

Milford, Penn.,

Sept. 13, 1893.

Dear Mr. Muir:

As the time has come when you expected to be again in this country, it Is also time for me to write and find out where you are, in the hope that we may have the pleasure of seeing you at Milford. We are all very anxious to have you at Grey Towers. I think you would find some interesting places and formations in the neighborhood, and I should like especially to have you see the ravine of the Sawhill and the gorge it has cut out of the slate.
My own summer has been spent almost entirely here, at work on a couple of pamphlets, and in general catching up the loose ends of things that I didn't have time for during the winter. We have had a very quiet time, but without as much chance to study as I should have liked. Your advice has never gone out of my mind, and this coming winter I hope to do much more "getting rich" than I have done for several winters past. Especially I want to get into the lumber camps in the Adirondacks and in Michigan.
I want very much to hear about your summer in the Alps and Norway, and its results, and if ; you could come up here you could not only tell us, but if you have any work to do you would find a very good opportunity to be quiet and get it done. We have almost no neighbors, and you woudl find, perhaps, that my stenographer could be of some assistance. So take it all around, I think it is clear that we ought to expect you, and I hope most sincerely that you will be able to come.
Ny father and mother join me in this, and in sending best regards.

Very sincerely yours,
Gifford Pinchot.


Milford, Penn

Date Original

1893 Sep 13


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1333

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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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