Frank V. Cornish


John Muir



Feb 28, 1905

My dear Dr. Muir,-

I have received the January Bulletin of the Sierra Club with the November Appalachian and believe I am indebted to you for this remembrance. I thank you for this and shall be glad to have you or Miss Helen present my name for membership in the Club if you have not already done so.
Father and Mother are well and ask to be remembered. They often speak of the pleasant day spent with you. Father has had a few stereographs of the Grand Canyon sent you which he begs you to receipt in token of friendship.

Yours cordially,

Frank V. Cornish

That the flooding of the Tuol by a [illegible] would not hurt the Yo Nat Park is monstrously untrue. The Tuol & Merced are twin rivers watering all the park & the Yo Val & H H Val are twin Yos
Dam the Tuol Yo for any other reason than because it would be easily dammed the damnation of this mercenary scheme should be made sure honeycombed with private interest s. The only [inch?] of a roof. The only spot to collect water


San Francisco

Date Original

1905 Feb 28


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0278

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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