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."

Mr. John Muir, President .Martinez . Prof. A. G. McAdie, Vice-President San Francisco Prof. J. N. Le Conte, Treasurer . Berkeley Mr. William E. Colby. Secretary • San Francisco Prof. Wm. P. Bade Berkeley . Prof. Vernon L. Kellogg Stanford University Mr. E. T. Parsons San Francisco Mr. Willoughby Rodman Los Angeles . Mr. Clair S. Tappaan Los AngelesOuting Committee
Prof. J. N. Le Conte Mr. B. T. ParsonsMr. Wm. B. Colby, Chairman and ManagerMr. Clair S. Tappaan, (Los Angeles) Assistant ManagerHonorary 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 .... BerkeleyMr. Wm. B. Colby, Notes and Correspondence, BerkeleyMrs. E. T. Parsons, Book Reviews . . BerkeleyMr. A. H. Allen Mr. Elliott McAllisterProf. J. E. Church, Jr. Mr. Edward T. ParsonsProf. J. N. Le Conte Prof. H. W. RolfeSan Francisco, Sept. 15, 1913.

R.U.Johnson Esq.,327 Lexington Ave., NewYork.

Dear Mr. Johnson:-

In accordance with your telegram we have sent you today by nail about 100 illustrated pamphlets of three editions and well illustrated, published in 1908 T 09. We have also sent about one dozen copies of the new circular and tomorrow we will send you 100 slightly changed, from a new lot of 5000 that are about to be delivered. Of course we can send you as many more as you wish. We are also keeping list of newspapers on our side and will send you copies of them. We are bracing up Smoot in every way we can. We are glad to hear that Herbert Parsons is to appear for us at Senate Hearing Friday. Will also try to get the information you desire as to the number of water power sites in Sections 16 and 36 which went to California and sold under state law. Glad to hear that Watrous is back.If you can go on to Washington at any critical time, we will allbe gratefully obliged to you and so will all the world. Yourexpenses of course will be paid. Should the Bill be held upuntil the next regular session, we will be ready with another newcondensed pamphlet which we are already at work upon. It is agreat comfort to us all that you have been able to lead the fightin the East. Don't know how we could possibly have conducted awinding battle without you. I heartily congratulate you on whatyou have already accomplished. I -am, with sincere regardsto Mrs.Johnson,

_Faithfully yours,


San Francisco

Date Original

1913 Sep 15


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0786

Collection Identifier

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

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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

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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.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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