John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood Johnson]


[DRAFT] [MUIR to RUJ] [ca1889]

You must not think because this sketch is lean & scrawny that I have slighted my task. I have spent 3 weeks of hard work on it & have done my best to give a view of the American forests as they were & are, & how they have been & are being destroyed. In broad sketching I was embarrassed by my knowledge, & in particularly by ignorance, but Ive just done the best I could. As an Editor with your finger on the public pulse, change the middle of the article as you like, but dont touch the head or tail of it as that is mine, own. Over

I have begun an article on tourist travel to our wild west in wh I sketch the National parks etc. You can have it if you like Let me know if you care for it

Yr truly J.M.



[Martinez, Calif]

Circa Date



Original letter dimensions: 13 x 20.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0327

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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2 pages


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



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