Geo[rge] G. Mackenzie


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Sent to Clarke David

Phil Press

Jan 27 ’92

Raymond, Cal. Dec. 12th.

Dear Mr. Johnson: I enclose a letter prepared with the intention of addressing it to a Philadelphia paper. I’m afraid, however, that I may send it to some friend of Charles Dudley Warner or some one else on the other side. consequently I send it to you, and you may direct it to any place where you judge that it will do the most good and be most likely of publication. All that you need do (unless you see some benefit to be obtained otherwise) is to address an envelope to whatever editor you may select. I think (perhaps it is self flattery) that I have handled Mr. Warner in a very neat fashion, and if the letter should be published. I hope that he will see it. If you can, send me a copy or two in case of print. The more I think of it, the more I am convinced that to achieve substantial results of the agitation, we must have an investigation this winter. A travelling committee sent out here would be too much under the S. P influence, and I really don’t know who could be with them to represent our side. I cannot undertake to remain here, if I can get away, and Robinson, if he could attend, is not the right kind of manager


for such a business. I don’t claim that I am, either. And there is nobody else who could and would go through with the matter fully and effectively. Washington is the place: this winter the time. At least that is how it looks to me,

Yours Very Truly

Geo. G. Mackenzie.

Next week I will go on with a letter on the big reservation, that I will probably send to Chicago, altho’ I may try the New York Times. The points touched will be different from Niose in my article offered to the Century.


Raymond, Calif.

Circa Date

[1891] Dec 12


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

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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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