John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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42Martinez, Cal. June 18 / 95My dear Mr Johnson,I think that all the talk of employing a reputable landscape gardener to lay out & manage the floor of Yosemite was intended to secure the cooperation of the Sierra Club in securing appropriations for the next two years. I never believed that the Yo. Commissioners really meant to turn over a new leaf in the management. California does not truly care for Yosemite for itself and here lies the difficulty.Left in care of the Century these city Dog Days you are in a hard & hot place & I devoutly pity you. Do care for yourself. Make many short excursions to Sargents Mrs Fields sea-washed ice-fashioned bluffs, Hudson Highlands, Catskills etc to save your life. I should deliberately choose a Gettysburg or Pitsburgh Landing battle against a smothering New York summer in the Century editorial rooms. Dont die. Dont suicide. Do care for yourself.Bancroft Library


Martinez [Calif]

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