John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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2woman when turned on edge or upside down. As to Grant Monument it is only 2000 ft instead of 3000 & is not striking enough for Grant. North Tower I think is better, anyhow it would hardly do to have two monuments so near each other. What Rob – calls Mt Hutchings is a slender point or crest rising from the general mass of the wall [& not?] a mtn. The top is remarkably sphinx-like but too small to be seen in a picture. If you care to change any of the names or prefer any of Robinsons make any changes you may think best but in such case be careful to change the M S also. I fear you will find the article terribly dry & geographical – lean scrawny etc but I assure you I have worked hard to cover the ground & keep each part in proper subordination. Some of the


San Francisco, [Calif]

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1891 Aug 15


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