John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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3& though I saw him yesterday he did not mention this letter. I also enclose a paragraph from the Alta editorial column which is in the right direction. I saw Sam Miller the R.R. & Stage Co agent yesterday. Also Mr Cook the Yo landlord, & you would have been delighted to see how fine & wide an improvement had taken place in the views of the gentlemen on Yo management. They both mildly admitted that "Johnson" had been badly treated by Pix & Irish, & that his plan for expert work in laying out roads, caring for the meadows & young groves etc was a good one. Said that they would have no objection to the appointment of Olmsted as landscaper gardener if money to pay him were appropriated etc etc. They also told me that the valley was not any longer a horse pasture or hog nursery


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 May 8


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 06, Image 0475

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