Yosemite Oct. 21st 1904
Dear Mr. Muir
Your letter of the 19th inst. requesting a copy of my little Book "Indians of Yosemite", was received today, By return mail I send to you the Book which I trust you will accept as a slight token of my appreciation of the many esteemed favors which I have from time to time received from you I was urged to write this Book to satisfy an earnest desire on the part of visiting tourists to know something of the original condition, habits and mode of life of the Indians at the time the
White settlers first came to this part of California. The main demand and sale of the Book is here in Yosemite, though many orders come from the eastern states, and Europe
There is an increasing desire with the residents, and visitors to Yosemite that its management should revert back to the U.S. government and under the immediate control of the Forestry Commission and I hope you will use your influence in that direction and also against the segregation of a large portion of the two western tiers of Townships of the Yosemite National Park, which there is a strong movement now to have done so as to set that fine belt [illegible] of Forest timbe face to use for lumber
Yours sincerely Galen Clark
1904 Oct 21
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Clark, Galen, "Letter from Galen Clark to John Muir, 1904 Oct 21." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2892.
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