D. J. Foley


D. J. Foley


John Muir



of the church of England and had been located at Lompoc, Cal. They think him sort of "queer". I told the story at the Hush residence in East Oakland (Tom Magee, Jr's father-in law) a short time since and we all had a good laugh. But [for?] me, at the time, up on the side of that lonely and rocky mountain, miles from anyone, it was not, then, much of a joke. That was the only time in my life when I wanted a "cannon". I would not have hurt him very much, but I would just like to have met his "bluff" with one, and then, if necessary, take off a toe, or finger or arm. But, as you remarked, at that glorious camp-fire and lecture, "the little unpleasant



events of such a trip will be forgotten and only the pleasant and preferable one will be remembered." Such is my case. By the way a party of R.R. surveyors commenced work at the Cascades, the latter part of Sept. and they should have completed their survey [of?] Meced ere this. There were [five?] [parties?], and they made a complete survey, so that contracts can be let, if they want it.

Very Truly Ys

D.J. Foley


[Yosemite Valley, Calif. ?]

Circa Date



Original letter dimensions: 25 x 14.5 cm.

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Reel 10, Image 1103

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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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