Henry F. Osborn
LOS Angeles, Cal., Feb. 15, 1911325 West Adams StreetProfessor Henry F. Osborne,Columbia UniversityNew YorkDear Mr. Osborne:-No end of obstacles jumped up in my way last fall when I was planning to be with you and the Harrimans, for glorious visits andsome most interesting Hetch-Hetchy work.I have been shut up in a garret this winter, writing on threedifferent books, one of which, a little journal, is now in the press,a volume of autobiography, and a book on Yosemite Valley and otherYosemites. The greater part of the time I have been half sick or moreWith the "grip" as usual, but I hope to be with you in the spring.By the enclosed "Resolution" you will see that the Hetch-Hetchy question is still far from being settled, and I look forward to a good deal of hard fighting about next May, for the proponents of that damming scheme are still hard at work with plenty of money, leaving no stone unturned that they think may give them a chance to complete this grand national robbery. I trust, however, that President Taft and Secretary Ballinger will stand fast and that the right will triumph.With warmest regards to Mrs. Osborne and all the family, I am,Faithfully yoursJohn Muir04961
1911 Feb 15
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