[Robert Underwood] Johnson
many glorious views in fine, brilliant sunshine, of that wonderful highland region. The winding trails were too awful for the "Camera-man" to scale or follow, but I think that "The Century" will be fully satisfied with all the pencil notes and pictures that are coming down from far-off eternal ice. I will try to have Mr. Muir prepare them as you wish, before too long. Which do you think best to publish first, Alaska or the King's River Canon[diacritic]? Many good Californians are rejoicing over the beginning of success for your noble effort to save our Sierrawoods and gardens from the hands of manifold destroyers. Some of the bad ones also, seem obliged to agree, and even that "lukewarmest" Bulletin now gives approval! I intended to collect for you clippings from California papers, about forests; but the last week of July, my little Helen was dangerously ill with a nervous fever attended with convulsions, and since then she has needed all my care. I thank you exceedingly for Mr. Kennan's letter. No one could prize it more than I, remembering all his brave work for the freedom of my Polish kindred.Louie Muir.
1890 Aug 27
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