Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie


R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


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2/that C. D. Robinson arrived in Yosemite about a week ago. Probably he will inform you of what is doing. The [ring?] have got a firmer clutch on affairs than ever before. They have got Barmard’s hotel. Barnard’s lease expires with this year, and the house has been leased to one A. B. Glasscock, who has been in the stage company’s employ, and who recently has run the eating house at Raymond. The scheme was worked by Glasscock’s wife, whose relations with A. H. Washburn, and certain of the Yosemite Commission, has been a subject for general and open comment during a long time. How would it do to add a paragraph like the following to the article on California’s Interest in the Yosemite: “The hotel hitherto leased by Mr. Barnard has been known as the Yosemite Falls House. It has changed hands, and will here-after be known as the Yosemite Whore House”.06369


Raymond, Calif.

Date Original

1891 Sep 27


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 19 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0305

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