John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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4affairs in grand devil may care right or wrong style & denounced my poor peeping letter on the valley with great vigor but with fine fatherly regard withal. I quoted your favorite saying on the power of understatement in contentions of this sort but he would have none of it. He modestly declared that the cure for all the Yo woes was a band of lovely disinterested commissioners made up of He Me & Hutch.. He, the artist with the eye, Hutch with the long love & me the poetico-tramps-geologist-bot & ornith - natural etc etc !-!-! ! I told him that you mentioned the possibility of a short paper on Kings


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1889 Sep 13


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 06, Image 0245

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Page 4


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