John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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San Francisco, Aug. 26, 1896My dear Mr Johnson.I hope the seawinds have saved you from the deadly heat of New York we have had so much of this summer. I had a fine time in cool Alaska with the Osborns & many times we said as we looked through the lovely eloquent scenery how Johnson would enjoy this & how it would brace & revive him!! I failed to find a way to the westward to learn something of the inlets of St Elias & Prince Willaims Sound. so I returned like a tourist. However I gained a good review of the old ground I visited so long ago & got back in time to join the Forestry commission in Oregon. I start for the Cascade reservation this evening. The Commission Sargent telegraphs me leaves Ashland for Crater Lake & the Klamath region tomorrow & I hope to join the party there & remain with them the balance of the season.The Stoneman House in Yosemite was burned the other day Have you seen Lieut Youngs report on the National Park & reservations of the Sierra & his remarks onBancroft Librarymanagement etc? How is the [illegible] Smith bold likely to influence forest affairs? Hoping you are well & taking good care to keep so I am ever your friendJohn Muir


San Francisco [Calif.]

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