Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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[2]with the people here. I then told him that I would be happy to accompany him around the Valley, and would place myself at his disposal for a day or a week or whatever time he had at command. He hesitated momentarily, and then said that he was going to the Big Trees today with Mr. Washburn, that he possibly might come back, and if he should return he would send me word through Mr. Clark! With that we parted. I had half a mind to go down again to the Valley last evening and ask Mr. Newsham exactly what he came here to do or to learn. If he came to see the condition of the Valley he went about it in a queer way. He arrived on Sunday - the exact hour I have not yet learned. He has left (I suppose) this morning. He came in with Washburn, could only have had an hour or two on Sunday to see the Valley, and yesterday was spent in coming up here, as his return to the Valley was too late to leave him time for any other trip. I at first thought that he might have come about the Little Yosemite business, but the young man whom I have been nursing here tells me that Clark and the other could not have gone up the trail further than to the head


Yosemite [Calif.]

Date Original

1890 Nov 15, 18


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 19.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0733

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