Creator

R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

EDITORIAL-DEEARTMENT
THE CENTURY-MAGAZINE
UNION SQUARE NEW YORK

May 4, 1896.

R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.

R. U. JOHNSON,
ASSOCIATE EDITOR.

C. C. BUEL,
ASSISTANT EDITOR.

Mr. John Muir,
Martinez, Cal.

My dear Muir,

I thank you very much for yourrecent letters and for the extracts in regard to the railroad into the valley. It seems to me that it would be a great mistake to have the railroad traverse any portion of the National Park, and I should therefore very strongly oppose any bill or other attempt to take it within the limits of the Park. The moment the railroad gets into the Park, good-by to the peace, wildness and security of the reservation. There is no reason why It should not stop at the border. It seems to me that this is a thing for the Sierra Club to take up and discuss [illegible] the Boone and Crockett Club of Washington D. C. which has defended the Yellowstone Park against railroad [illegible]. If the Perkins bill should pass, it would mean injury not only to the Yosemite but to the Yellowstone.
I thank you very much for your invitation to go up to Alaska. Nothing would give me greater pleasure, but I fear it is out of the questioa this year. Gilder does not return un-the first of July, and there are other reasons why I could not undertake a long trip at this time. By the way, why do you go

Bidwell Papers

Bancroft Library

Martinez, May. 7, 1896.

My dear General.

I sent on your statement to Sargent cutting it down a little, & he has received it & says in reply. "The information about General Bidwell & his crossing the Sierra I will certainly refer to in the Silva".
The election of another president is drawing nigh & I hope & trust the hard crushing times of the last years will soon pass away & that you & everybody will speedily be better off.
Remember me to your noble wife. How many charming memories of the Shasta & Chico days spent with you linger with me brightening & irradiating the auld lang syne, as we Scotch say.

With kindest regards General

I am ever Your friend

John Muir

Location

New York

Date Original

1896 May 4

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir09_0158-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0158

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