R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir



Mattapoisett, Mass.

July 30. 1913

Dear Muir:

Please return inclosed letters, My Times letter is having effect you see. I have other letters about it.
If you print anything more, let it be the plan of the park which you had on the old illustrated pamphlet, with a brief (1)(2)(3) resume [diacritic] of the arguments on the back of it. I wonder if a postal card with the plan only & below it a statement = "HH Valley to be flooded. Two of three chief camping places withdrawn from public. Five hundred miles of the Nation's Greatest Park cut off from free access."
I believe you would do well to make



much of the camp-site consideration, the need of accommodations for the San Joaquin people.
There is no telegraph office here and I must telephone everything to New Bedford and the weather today is blistering. But I must know if it is correct to say that the San Joaquin Valley people are against the scheme. Sullivan said so, but I await confirmation from you.
I am not only stirring up others but stirring them up to stir up others, &c.
My "Open Letter" of four pages I shall send through Sullivan to Congress sending others to the press.

Faithfully thine,

R.U. Johnson



Mattaporsett, Mass.

Date Original

1913 Jul 30


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 13.5 cm.

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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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