Creator

[Robert Underwood Johnson]

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

May 14th, 1890.

John Muir, Esq.,
Martinez, Cal.

Dear Mr. Muir:

Your article was much too long for our purposes and for our space; but by dint of omissions, chiefly of the detailed descriptions of the Water-Palls, (which will still be good by themselves but which were on too large a scale for the picture we wanted to present, and also by the omission of the historical part relating to the Yosemite, I have brought it within our limits. But why, oh why, did you not send with it a short description of the Tuolumne Canyon, Meadows, and Mt. Lye 11 so that we might advertise it as a description of the proposed limits of the New National Park, as well as a description of the Yosemite? It is an admirable article as it stands, and only lacks this completeness.
You spoke of sending this later, but as it has not come, I have telegraphed you to-day asking you for two thousand words on the subject, which will reach us in time to be of use. The King's River article can follow another time. What I now want to do is to make this article [illegible]of as much use as possible Ito the Vanderver bill to extend the limits, and it is to set forth the natural wonders within those limits that I have depended upon you.
I have not omitted from the MS as sent to the printer either
0/425

Location

…Union Square, New York

Date Original

1890 May 14

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir06_0481-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0481

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

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