John Muir


Osborn [family]


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To Mr. + Mrs. Henry Fairfield OsbornMartinez, Jan. 4, 1914Dear Friends Osborns:With all my heart I wish you a happy New Year. How hard yon have fought in the good fight to save the [illegible] Yosemite I well know. The battle has lasted twelve years, from Pinchot & Co. to President Wilson, and the wrong has prevailed over the best aroused sentiment of the whole country.That a lane lined with lies could be forced through the middle of the U. S. Congress is truly wonderful even in these confused political days-a devil's masterpiece of log-rolling road-making. But the approval of such a job by scholarly, virtuous, Princeton Wilson is the greatest wonder of all! Fortunately wrong cannot last; soon or late it must fall back home to hades, while some compensating good must surely follow.With the new year to new work right gladly we will go; you to your studies of God's lang syne people in their magnificent Wyoming-Idaho Mausoleums, I to crystal ice.Heaven bless you in all your ways,So devoutly prays your grateful admiring friendJohn Muir05667


Martinez [Calif.]

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1914 Jan 4


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Reel 22, Image 0033

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