John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez Nov. 15, 1913

Dear Johnson

You are doing grand work. and it is beginning to take effect in telling style. I have a telegram from Gleason, sent just as he was leaving Denver stating he would be on hand at the Museum meeting on the 21st and had reported to Osborn.
We are hard at work here. The women's Clubs are aroused, most of them on our side. We have sent out about 15,000 circulars and within a day or two will have 20,000 more flying like snow flakes. These last are new ones. - up to date. You complain I don't promptly reply to your telegrams especially to the Bade one, forgetting I live in the country & Bade is a professor & is delivering his course of lectures as I wrote you. Have devoted all my time to this work for the last 4 months, & only two or three assist with either time or money. But anyhow we are going to win, so I think. I hope Whitman can go to Washington. No doubt you're having grand time at Chicago.

faithfully yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Nov 15


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Reel 21, Image 0994

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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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