R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
[ca May 1893][letterhead]R. U. Johnson Esq.Editorial Department of Century MagazineNew York.My dear SirI have long intended to write you again concerning the Yosemite Park reservation and in looking over the correspondence of the Sierra Club (I have recently been elected its Secretary) I find your letters of October 18th and of February 17th to Mr. Armes. Shortly after receiving your letter on the subject of recession, while at the Legislature, I happened to obtain the Yosemite Commissioners view of the matter. They were at the Legislature asking for funds. I am free to confess that I did not feel ready to argue the resolution sent me by Mr. Olney concerning recession, as I could not reply to the Commissioners’ statement that the Federal Government would not properly care for the park and did not now take sufficient interest in the Yellowstone but allowed various abuses to continue. During my conversation I managed to condemn their “electric-search-light” scheme. Since all this began we have been fortunate enough to obtain as a member of the Sierra club one of the Commissioners. He is in sympathy with us & already has accepted some06344
1893 May 22
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