John Muir


John Muir


R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


"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

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,
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.

R.U. Johnson Esq.,
327 Lexington Ave., New York.

Dear Johnson:-

I am sending you with this P.O. Order for the small bill for typewriting that I received yesterday. I saw Mr. Parsons today. Five thousand more of the last circular will probably be printed and on hand early next week and 100 or more will be sent to you. In the mean time will try to get up a new circular taking up the main objects noted in newspapers in favor of San Francisco. We realize that we have to strike hard and very fast now until the close of the special session. You go ahead with the leaflet you spoke of; we are with you in all that you may do, realizing that you are a host in yourself and we gratefully and admiringly appreciate all your works and plans.

Faithfully yours,




San Francisco

Date Original

1913 Sep 12


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0758

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

Owning Institution

The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date



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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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