John Muir


John Muir


[Charles A.] Keeler


Martinez, Oct. 31/07

Dear Mr Keeler:

I heartily thank you for your capital Hetch Hetchy letter to the President, & so would every lover of pure wildness who could see it. It is just what is wanted to assure the President that all decent Californians & nature-lovers everywhere who have seen our glorious Yosemite Park or have knowledge of it wish to have it preserved forever. Try to get others to write. A lot of personal letters showing awakening public opinion will gain us the victory over all the money changers & water changers. I hope you can get Pres. & Wheelers help.

With love to your darlings I am ever

Faithfully yours

John Muir

[in margin: Poor Helen is in bed with a severe cold, but is fast getting better.]


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1907 Oct 31


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 1143

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