George A. Plimpton
SEND the following NIGHT LETTER subject toThe terms on back here of. Which agreed toDec. 9, 1913.To George A. Plimpton,70 Fifth Are., New York City.N. Y.Regret notice of dinner to be given in honor of Robert Underwood Johnson came too late for mail. In all the battles fought for the preservation and right use of our forests and parks he was always in the front,untirable undiscourageable. No matter what other burdens, civic, literary, editorial etc. were piled upon him he was always ready and able for the heaviest park and forest work. I first met him in thesummer of eighteen eighty-nine, when I took him to Yosemite Valley andthe head fountains of the Merced and Tuolumne rivers, and it was at acamp fire on the Tuolumne Meadows in the heart of the High Sierra that he invented the famous Yosemite national Park which next year was established by Act of Congress. In these mad, God-forgetting, pro-gressive davs our noblest resources of uplifting beauty are being05627
1913 Dec 9
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