John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson



Martinez, Aug. 3, 1898

My dear Johnson.

I have just read your Editorials on the war, civil service, etc. They are capital.
We miss the few soldiers that have been so admirably [poling?] the National Parks. Sheep & fire destruction are going merrily on. Some 85000 sheep it is said were in the Yosemite Park alone & were drawn out by special agents & guards. Of course they cannot keep them out. How Pinchot can be opposed to soldiers & in favor of civilians & to some extent of sheep in the view of results passes my understanding.
I expect to start east about the end of this month to see the trees of the Alleghenies & hope to see you ere I return.

Ever Yours with thanks for editorals

J Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1898 Aug 3


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Reel 10, Image 0287

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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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