John Muir


John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


aid in defense of our Nat. Parks & Reserves

Martinez, March 15, 1897

My dear Mr Lukens.

No doubt you have noticed the savage attack made in the last Congress on our parks & forest reserves, & though this failed a still more dangerous attack is going to be made in the extra session, & it behooves every friend of forests to cry aloud & spare not in their defense. Write & get as many of your friends as possible to write to our Senators & Assemblymen thanking them for the stand they made in defense of the reserves of the state during the last fight & urging them to do all they can for the reserves of other states also, & to favor a bill soon to be introduced for the protection by the military not only of the parks but reservations also. & write to your papers & send copies to me for republication in eastern papers.

Ever your faithfully

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1897 Mar 15


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0791

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