R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


New York, April 27, 1895.

Dear Muir:

Did Harvard ever offer you a professorship? and when? who brought it about? And did Agassiz say that you were the only man living who understood glacial action in the formation of scenery? and where did he say it?
These statements I have seen in an article on you which is too badly written to print, even if we could print another article on you. But I should like to know the facts on these two points.
Please drop me a line soon. I shall not make any disadvantageous use of your reply.

Faithfully yours,

R. U. Johnson


New York

Date Original

1895 Apr 27


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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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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