[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Martinez, Apr. 11, 1895
My dear Mr Johnson
Thanks for your good stout hammering article on the vanishing forests.
A noisy dashing clashing wave of reform from New York reached this side of the continent but after a little inefectual smashing it has subsided leaving but little mark.
Our new governor Budd threatened to cut off the greater part of the Yosemite appropriations, & the Commissioners appealed to the Sierra Club for help. We made them promise that they would employ a skilled landscape gardener before we would assist them, but this like the feeble
Texan business will I fear end in little or nothing. The hopeless trouble is that Californians dont care about Yosemite.
I had a pleasant visit the other day from exSenator Conness. He is heartily with us in forest & park affairs & may still be able to help us
Ever cordially yours
1895 Apr 11
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1895 Apr 11." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3080.
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