John Muir


John Muir


[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

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1895 Apr 11


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 0935

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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