R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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December 8th, 1892R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR. C. C. BUELASSISTANT EDITOR.John Muir, Esq.Martinez, California.Dear Mr. Muir-I send you herewith advance sheets of my editorial in the January Century, which will show you that I have got back to work again on the Yosemite question.I am now in communication with Secretary Noble to see what can practically be done in the way of a repeal of the grant of '64 in case the Legislature does not act promptly. It seems to me that you men in California who know most about the subject, ought now to be organizing and bestirring yourselves. I have written to Armes and can get no reply from him as to whether the Sierra Club will undertake the work of organizing public opinion. The enemies of recession will, of course, fight for time in the hope of another year's pickings and stealings, but if you can only get one responsible man who is earnest about the matter, with whom I can communicate, I can give him the names of a large number of Californians who will help in the matter.Since this Topic was written, another special agent of the Interior Department has made his report, which is even more effective in our interest than Weigel's letters quoted.01606


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Date Original

1892 Dec 8


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0706

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