John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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San FranciscoAug. 15. 1891My Dear Mr JohnsonI sent the Kings article about 10000 words by registered mail half an hour ago (3 P.M.) & have just corrected names heights distances directions etc of the last of illustrations which I will forward with this. Robinsons elevations were nearly all greatly over estimated & none of them measured. I mad careful measurements during four visits to the valley with two good [illegible] still I do not claim exactness as that is impossible by such means. Therefore I say about so high. As to the names I am not at all satisfied with some of my own, but think most of them [illegible] better than Robinsons. Think of White Woman for a rock a mile high & two broad. No Whiter than any other mass of gray granite in the Valley. Robinson says it looks like a-


San Francisco, [Calif]

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1891 Aug 15


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