John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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4Martinez May 13. 91My dear Mr Johnson-I took up the Kings River Yosemites last fall, & in looking over my old notes found that it would be well to make another trip to get more exact measurements of heights - the present condition of the flora etc. I had set the day for starting but my fatherinlaws illness prevented & since his death in October I have been very busy & heavily care-laden. Dont feel able to write well – but of course I must haggle through the article I promised in some way. I mean to set out on another excursion to the Kings2River Yosemite of the South – Fork in a day or two for the measurements I want & also for the purpose of getting the scales & burrs of business rubbed off & soaked off in the brush & rocks & winds of that glorious wilderness. Robinson says he will go with me if I pay expenses & I mean to take him in case more illustrations should be required. He is now redrawing my 3 sketches you sent him. I am going to San Francisco this morning & will get the best map I can & will draw the boundaries of proposed new park, On the west it should join the New Kings R. Sequoia park. This map I shall send you tomorrow.


Martinez, [Calif]

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1891 May 13


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