John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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2if copy could be found. He referred me to Watkins, who he thought had photographed the painting years ago, but Watkins had no copy left, & could not furnish one, therefore I got one of his photographs from the same point of view (the old Inspiration Point). Neither could I find a photo of the rustic landscapes to the eastward from Glacier Point, though it has been photographed, perhaps by Muybridge. You may find it in New York. Instead of this I send you a view from Eagle Point, the highest of the Three Brothers, which I think is the best topographical photograph of the valley & High Sierra above it that has been made. I also send herewith the map of the Yosemite region made by the Geological Survey. The best there is though faulty in many places especially about the Big Tuol Canon -


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Mar 4


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0383

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 2


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