John Muir


[James R.] Garfield


image preview


Dear Mr [illegible]Yr letter of [illegible] just [received?] [illegible]t delayed by my [absence?] [from?] [my?] home helping to [illegible] make the use of the park & its wonders better knownThe more I study your decision upon the [application?] of the City of S. F. for other H H Val & Lake Eleanor sites, a [marked?] copy of wh you inclosd [illegible] the greater [seems?] the mistake you have made in allowing the city to destroy any part of the park on any pretext whatever. Nor can I see justice from any point of view in giving away as you have done, to less than 1/2 a mil [illegible]Speaking of the Yel. Park: "This like the Yo is a great wonderland & [illegible] kept as a natural playground. In both all wild things shld be protected & the scenery kept wholly unmarred -Fighting for the integrity of the Yo Park -App[illegible] to re[illegible]Where I have been calling attention to the Yo Park & the persistent efforts now being made to obtain [preservation?] [illegible] to destroy the H H. Val One of its most wonderful & most useful featuresthat wh belongs to & is needed by more than 80 [Mils?]


[place unknown]

Date Original

[ca. 1908 May]


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 10.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0637

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date


Page Number

Page 1


John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle