Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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[6]I did hope to have got away from this place before now, but have been “out of luck” and haven’t been able to earn anything more than a subsistence. However, if I can scrape together the necessary cash I will go “east” after a while. I’m wasting my life at present at a desperate speed – or rather at a most deadly dull and unproductive stage of vegetation. I hope you will get your share of “kudos” (is that the word?) for your Yosemitic action. Indeed you are getting it in the blame of the corporation agencies.Yours Very TrulyGeo. G. Mackenzie.God forgive me for such a letter! You wont, I know.It just occurs that it would be proper to inform Mr. Noble about some of the wire or other fences being removed. Will you do it? If Mr. N. should write to Galen Clarke and ask for an exact statement of the fences taken down, I don’t believe the old man would lie about it.


Raymond, Calif.

Date Original

1891 Dec 3


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0393

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