John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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5is or not will not matter much since it his in rugged rocky security as one of natures own reservations. As to the lower boundary it should I think be extended so far as to include the Big Tree groves below the valley thus bringing under government protection a section of the forest containing specimens of all the principal trees of the Sierra, & which if left unprotected will vanish like snow in summer. Some private claims will have to be brought but the cost will not be great.Yours trulyJohn MuirGlad to hear of your brothers success. Am at work on the Canon.[newspaper clipping] wheat, which is not an irrigated crop.The Vandever bill to extend the Yosemite grant is not sufficiently comprehensive. It leaves out the cascades, the sources of most of the streams which make the falls of the valley, and does not connect the valley and Big Tree grants. If it pass is should be amended in these particulars.Alta MayA Matter of Principle.


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 May 8


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Reel 06, Image 0479

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