R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


March 24th, 1890

Dear Mr. Muir,-

I inclose a copy of Mr. Olmsted's letter in reply to Governor Waterman. This letter has been published during the past week in the New York Evening Post. I also inclose a copy ofVanderveer's bill, the only fault of which is that the limits of the new Park are too narrow. Yesterday's New York Times published the, fifth(inclosed) letter from Mackenzie confounding Waterman, and the New York Sun of March 21st contains an editorial appealing to the independent press of California to intervene for the protection of the Valley.
I shall appear before the public land, Committee in [illegible] of your limits of the asked Mackenzieto [illegible] a with [illegible] to the [illegible] them or at least a [illegible].
[illegible] must be best to California local [illegible] "outsides"

Yours faithfully

R.N. Johnson

Mr. John Muir
Martinez, Cal.



Savage & many of his men had suffered from their depredations of The Velley or Kahweah tribe Another expedition against the Yos The Mariposa Battalion Ten Killed in Autumn of 53 Unfortunately with the Inds disappearance or the charming garden & grove vegetation of the Vall is also vanishing the axe & the plow are busy in garden & grove & so are [illegible] & hous. & all that is desctributve on the level & accessible portion of the valley floor is being destroyed apace. The glory is [illegible]


New York

Date Original

1890 Mar 24


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 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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