Benj[amin?] N. Payo


John Muir


Pasadena Aug 4. 1898

Mr John Muir

Dear Sir

I send you by even date copy of L.A. Evening Express. with article marked on Editoral page - I had written two before on the same general subject which were printed on the same page. and this one is the result of a letter I wrote to Mr. J.P. Lukens (who is in Big Bear this summer), for for facts regarding the devastation of our mountain reservations by sheep. I am, two or three times a year, an eye witness of the rascality in question.
I have read with great satisfaction that the sheep have been driven out of the Sierra reservations & we wish, perhaps against hope, that the same thing could be done here. I wish the "Express" (Mr c.D. Willard) might be commended for using his paper in this good cause, and (I mark the suggestion with deference) if he could receive a card of approval for his Editorial from so distinguished an authority as yourself, it would doubtless be very gratifying & stimulating. I have never personally met the gentleman, but I believe he is a man of parts & has the welfare of So. California at heart - (He has a circulation of 12 to 14000). My son, who is in his office for the College vacations tells me that he has a copy of your book "Mountains of California" on his desk

With great esteem

Benj N. Payo


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1898 Aug 4


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0291

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.


1 page


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.