John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez June 9th 1890

My dear Mr Johnson,

Yours of M 28 received. I am glad the additional Tuolumne material answers your purposes & regret that lack of knowledge on my part has thrown so much patching editorial work on you. The Post editorial is good. I admire your pluck and perseverence in so worthy a fight as on this & the copyright. I send a few clippings. Saw Fitch of the Bulletin the other day & asked him sharply how he could oppose copyright. He said they had not opposed the bill very much - a mean answer. I suppose this raising of the price of literature is what most publishers fear. The copyright rhyme is good but rather too long I will try to get it republished.


The Bulletin is in favor of extension of the Yo park - objects only to taking in out of state management admits that past management has been about as bad as possible. Had a long talk with Fitch on the subject. Thanks for asking me to name price of Yo material. What the Century Co thinks a fair price will be satisfactory to me.

Cordially Yours

John Muir


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Jun 9


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Reel 06, Image 0503

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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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