John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez Dec. 14, 1890.

Dear Mr. Johnson,

[in margin: Ever Yours John Muir.]

I send you a few of my sketches of the two Kings River Yosemites some of which you may want. I went to Robinson's studio a few days ago to see what he was doing. He has about eight large sketches on pasteboard for the South Fork Yosemite. None for the Middle Fork, which he has not seen. His sketches are grand affairs but are all made up of rock showing no level floor. They might be used as illustrations of almost any of the grand canon. Lofty sheer-faced cliffs rising abruptly from a [illegible] park-[illegible] are the main characteristics of Yosemite Valleys, & I think that there should be at least one general view showing the range of wall-rocks & the level park & river between


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1890 Dec 14


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0757

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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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