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

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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