John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson



Martinez Dec 5, 1891

My dear Mr Johnson

I have been making [inquires?] about [Havens & Stow?] [Havens?] is an insurance agent or something of that sort & seems heartily in favor of making the reservation. Mr Stow is an able, noted & notorious politician man unscrupulous some say than our celebrated Boss Buckley. Still from all that I can learn I believe that railroad people favor the reservation of the Kings River region & that therefore Mr Stow does also. He has managed S.P. & C P. railroad interests at the state legislature for many years & is thoroughly unreliable in anything that runs counter to r[illegible] interest. I guess however that you will find our congressmen under his

direction working in favor of the park & that the R.R. benefits hoped for will be legitimate. I hear our friend John P Irish is in Washington for what I dont know. Mr Thomas Magee wrote a good strong letter at my suggestion on the reservation of the K R region, which was published in the N.Y. Times lately Have you seen it? He has also written a shorter letter which I will send you as soon as I have time to look it over. Perhaps it may do good as an open letter in the Century

Ever Cordially Your friend

John Muir


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1891 Dec 5


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Reel 07, Image 0399

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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