[Robert] U[nderwood] Johnson
Feb. 24, 1905
Sound the loud timbrel! Hurray for you! Yosemite is saved, and the Lord must be happier.
I have just received your telegram on my return from a public dinner in Philadelphia, and am dee-lighted! I had begun to lose heart and fear that the machinations of the devilish [illegible] and its petition might prevail over the sons of Light.
I congratulate you with all my heart, my dear Muir, for you
have been the heart - the fons et origo - of this movement in which you have been so ably supported. I'll send a word to Mr. Colby.
Do you remember that when we got up our scheme for the Yosemite National Park that night on the upper Tuolumne we said, "If the State Authorities dont take care of the old grant we can have it merged in the new park" - that was in 1889 and you have been working for this result for many years. It has been a slow victory, but a great one. I rejoice with you, my dear Muir, with all my heart.
R. U. Johnson.
Mr. John Muir,
1905 Feb 24
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, "Letter from [Robert] U[nderwood] Johnson to John Muir, 1905 Feb 24." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3265.
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