John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez Sep 12 1890

Dear Mr Johnson

The Autumn weather & grapes are ripening fast & not a single iceberg or snowbank or green island is in sight. I had a glorious time among Alaska's icy mountains & gained many grand telling facts at the price of much hard work & nerve trying adventure.
I'll try to write some of it for the Century. Also the King's River Yo.
All the world is indebted to you for your work in saving so fine a section of the Sierra from cheap vulgar ruin. It would be a fine thing to save the magnificent Kings River region also with the forests about it & in it though much is already in the hands of the lumbermen.
All the material of the Yosemite articles not used please return.

Ever cordially yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1890 Sep 12


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0641

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin. 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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