John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


file in [illegible]

Martinez July 23, 1913

Dear Johnson:

The longer I brood over the Century Company's behavior toward you the more unthinkably outrageous it appears. I can't yet venture to say how mad it makes me. But you dear friend have nothing to regret. Though yet young you have done a great life work and have all the world with you ready for your own books now you are free in the world of letters.
I feel sure you will see that all's for the best though instead of heart thanks and a big just pension they give far less than nothing

The Yosemite Park battle seems now less unfavorable
J. D. Post of Ohio, Chairman Committee on Elections No 1 House of Representatives says in letter, "I am pleased to inform you that I concur with your views"
John J. Esch of Wisconsin, House "I will be glad to bear in mind the objections raised in your protest: To my mind they are conclusive"
Miles Poindexter Senator, Chiarman Committee on Expenditures in the War Dept says "I take pleasure in saying that I am heartily in accord with you in this matter & will be glad to cooperate in any legitimate way to defeat the proposed legislation & certainly to postpone its consideration until after the present session. I am" - very busy "but pressume you will keep posted as to the progress of the measure & I will be obliged...if you will kindly advise me should it be likely to come

up at any time in the Senate. In that event I think I can take such meaures as will either postpone or defeat it"
As for stenographer Ill gladly pay all such bills.
With glad feelings that your good luck best days have come.

I am ever your friend

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Jul 23


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0614

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