John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood Johnson]


Martinez May 27, 1890.

My dear Mr Johnson -

I have just written to our congressmen, every mothers son of them on the copyright bill & marvel greatly at my termerity in thus plunging recklessly into this new field of literature. I forward corrected proof of the Yo. article today. When you telegraphed for a description of the Tuolumne region I was busy on an independent article on the big Canon none of which was available as an addition to the Yo article. Therefore I had to dash off what I sent you which I fear you will find to be mere geography & hard to splice on the yo. After you are done with the M.S. please return it as I may use the unpublished portion in other articles.

Cordially yrs John Muir


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 May 27


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0491

Collection Identifier

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

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

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American Academy of Arts and Letters. 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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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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