John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez Oct 16, 1890

My dear Mr. Johnson

Im up to the scalp in Tokay Muscat & Zinfandel, fairly stupid with excess of industry, shipping about 2000 boxes of grapes every day. Hope soon to be free for real work in the wilderness. Have seen Robinson. Dont like his sketches much. My own are more telling I think. I want to take another run into the Kings River Yosemite before I write, & if the weather remains quiet I will. Saw Kerr & Prof Davidson about the Elias business I guess Kerr is all right. Irish is wild about your success in Yosemite reform.

John P.

Irish he Says let Yosemite Valley be.


I'm afraid I cant help you much in describing limits - in a map way for the Kings River Reservation. Dont know what township is on a surveyors range. Have not yet written much about Yellowstone. May spend next summer there. Many thanks for your hard wise work in saving the bloom of the mountains.

Ever Cordially Your friend

John Muir

Will send the few photos of myself when I can find them. Swett wants the M.S. returned he wants to enlarge I think.


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Oct 16


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0673

Collection Identifier

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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