John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen [Muir Funk]


"To explore, enjoy, and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist the support and co-operation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."

Board of Directors--- 1912-1913
Mr. John Muir, President
Prof. A. G. McAdie, Vice-President
San Francisco
Prof. J. N. Le Conte, Treasurer
Mr. William E. Colby, Secretary
San Francisco
Prof. Wm. F. Bade
Prof. Vernon L. Kellogg
Stanford University
Mr. E. T. Parsons
San Francisco
Mr. Willoughby Rodman
Los Angeles
Mr. Clair S. Tappaan
Los Angeles

Outing Committee

Prof. J. N. Le Conte
Mr. E. T. Parsons
Mr. Wm. E. Colby, Chairman and Manager

Mr. Clair S. Tappaan, (Los Angeles) Assistant Manager

Honorary Vice-Presidents

Hon. James Bryce, British Embassy,
Washington, D. C.
Mr. Henry S. Graves, Forester
Washington, D. C.
Pres. David Starr Jordan
Stanford University
Mr. J. Horace McFarland
Harrisburg, Pa.

Editorial Board

Prof. Wm. F. Bade. Editor
Mr. Wm. E. Colby, Notes and Correspondence
, Berkeley
Mrs. E. T. Parsons, Book Reviews
Mr. A. H. Allen
Mr. Elliott McAllister
Prof. J. E. Church, Jr.
Mr. Edward T. Parsons
Prof. J. N. Le Conte
Prof. H. W. Rolfe

San Francisco, Cal.

San Francisco,
Sept.12, 1913.

Darling Helen:-

Am sorry to hear of your bad luck in your cabin fire. You will have to be more careful next time. As for Tom's deal hanging fire, that is nothing new, but it will be all right in the end no doubt, or I will see that it is made all right.
Delighted that you are so well and the little ones and Buel. The muscat grapes will not be ripe for a week or two, but today I have sent you by express the pineapple that you want, and I think it is a very good one, in fact there are more than one, some of them must be good. I will see that you get plenty of grapes as soon as they are fit to eat.
If you have not already written to our state Senators, protesting against the invasion of the Yosemite National Park, I wish you would for we are having a hard fight. Get Buel to write also, and his father, also the old Judge, if he is on our side, and as many others as you can get to do so.

Ever your devoted father,


San Francisco

Date Original

1913 Sep 12


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0756

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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