R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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J.M.2.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.they have in your sketches. Each of these nine illustrations is to be full page, and we hope to make an impressive article.Your own text should be 8000 words in length, and we should be glad if you could scatter your mention of these subjects through the article, so that there could be a page picture and a page of text, if it can conveniently be done.You spoke of Robinsons views as being of the south fork of the Yosemite, and yours as of the middle fork. Now is there another canon - the north fork;- which ought to be illustrated?I think it might be well to call the article "A Rival of the Yosemite", and you might begin by referring to the criticism upon you as a traitor to California because of your mention of other Yosemites.I have to-day taken the first steps toward the organization of the Yosemite and Yellowstone Defence Association. I suppose I may count you in? I want to get it in good shape for Congressional influence next winter.Mrs. Johnson and the children have gone to Paris for the01494


New York

Date Original

1891 May 1


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0129

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Page 2


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