John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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R.U.J. 2.Pasadena for a few days after she was out of danger.Public opinion in our big fight has been constantly growing in our favor, and if watchful, I cannot see that, even without a revocation of the grant, that they can ever be successful in braking up our grand Yosemite National Park, though, ofcourse, we must continue to be on the watch for new attacks conducted in the darkness.I will try to gather up the comments and libels of the San Francisco prostitute press and forward them, though, in my opinion, they are not worthy of any attention whatever. I shall also try to put on record a history of former efforts and battles for conservation in the 80s for your coming article on "The Pioneers of Conservation." I have felt all along that, in spite of all that I could do, I have been awarded the praise and glory which rightfully belonged to you. This I shall try to put on record either in a new chapter that may be added to my "National Parks" or in the new book which I hope to get out ere long on "The Yosemite and Other Yosemites."Now and ever, my dear Johnson, I amFaithfully Yours[illegible]Mr. R.U. Johnson,The Century Magazine,New York, N.Y.


Martinez, Calif.

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1909 Apr 3


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