John Muir


John Muir


George A. Plimpton


SEND the following NIGHT LETTER subject toThe terms on back here of. Which agreed to

Dec. 9, 1913.

To George A. Plimpton,
70 Fifth Are., New York City.
N. Y.

Regret notice of dinner to be given in honor of Robert Underwood Johnson came too late for mail. In all the battles fought for the preservation and right use of our forests and parks he was always in the front,untirable undiscourageable. No matter what other burdens, civic, literary, editorial etc. were piled upon him he was always ready and able for the heaviest park and forest work. I first met him in thesummer of eighteen eighty-nine, when I took him to Yosemite Valley andthe head fountains of the Merced and Tuolumne rivers, and it was at acamp fire on the Tuolumne Meadows in the heart of the High Sierra that he invented the famous Yosemite national Park which next year was established by Act of Congress. In these mad, God-forgetting, pro-gressive davs our noblest resources of uplifting beauty are being05627

"SEND the following NIGHT LETTER subject tothe terms on back hereof, which are hereby agreed to

To (George A. Plimpton) (2)

ruthlessly destroyed, the need of sane public service founded oneternal righteousness seems greater than ever. All honor to Robert Underwood Johnson. Long may he live to do just as he is now doing, helping God as best he can in every good cause. so prays

John Muir.05627"


San Francisco

Date Original

1913 Dec 9


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1054

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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