R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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EDITORIAL DEPARTMENTTHE CENTURY-MAGAZINE,UNION-SQUARE-NEW YORKApril 24th, 1891.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R.U. JONSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.I think of throwing off the great burden of detail in this matter by organizing in the East a Yosemite and Yellowstone Defence Association, putting the active work into the hands of somebody else, and furnishing information so far as I can, and in this way preparing for the winter's fight.It is absolutely necessary that Mackenzie and Robinson should be enabled to remain in California and near the Yosemite, if possible, and that ultimately they should both come to Washington to testify. I think that is the best plan, and considering the desperate and vulgar tactics of the enemy, the only plan .(illegible)Do you think it would be possible to organize in California a branch association which would help us in the matter of funds, and also keep active watch of the thing?You have perhaps noticed that we came out of the copyright fight with flying colors, and after one of the hardest contests I was ever in.Yours very sincerely & cordially,R.K. Johnson.


… Union Square, New York

Date Original

1891 Apr 24


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0121

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