John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson



Martinez March 21, 1893.

My dear Mr Johnson. I was glad to learn by your letter of the 9th that you had attended to J.P.s land com. case. I had written to you on the subject before your letter reached me. I saw Mr Olney our Vice President the other day, a personal friend of Irish & found that on the strength of my remonstrance & the guess that his recommendation would be without avail he left it out of his general letter to Sec. Smith. But fearing he had not done so I wrote a counter letter to the Sec. protesting as President of the S. Club against J.P.s appointment. [Caminettis?] bill I guess is done for, at least for this time. As for recession, nothing as far as I can learn has been done & the legislature has adjourned. But although all will have to be hammered over again our blows have not been altogether without effect. The


celebrated [hag?] pen has I understand been abolished, many lines of fencing removed, & things generally are better managed. Still I hear nothing of the appointment of a reputable landscape gardener to lay out & manage the groves & meadows. The saddle & carriage horses the company claim are no longer turned loose in the valley to pasture Still I suppose the unskillful grubbing & trimming goes on as before. I have again taken up the Alaska articles & will try to do something with them though the big subject keeps running beyond magazine bounds. Thanks for the invitation to visit you will sometime. The Appletons have written twice asking for a book on mountaineering

Every Cordially Yours John Muir


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1893 Mar 21


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0882

Collection Identifier

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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