John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez March 23, 1895

My dear Mr Johnson,

Yes, come on & I'll go with you to Alaska or any other wild where! Fiery Tesla of course ought to go to Alaska to blend his fire & Aurora in ice. I'm sorry for Tesla in loosing his models & papers etc but not half so sorry as you are. As an inverntor I know that everything is saved in his own brain. & no burning that spares Tesla can possibly be very significant. Now do come & I'll go. Mrs. M. is wild to see Tesla.
I'm glad to learn that you are at last pleased with my two Alaska articles I did my best on them. Come on, I'll go anywhere with the Johnsons, I have seen nothing on the cutting down of the Yosemite Park.

Ever Yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1895 Mar 23


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 08, Image 0907

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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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