Creator

Arthur Bird

Creator

Arthur Bird

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

Colonie Dalilem

Germany.

Mr. John Muir.

San Francisco.

My dear Sir.

Thanks for sending me the Hetch-Hetchy notices. I sincerely wish you success in your energetic endeavors to save for our Country a jewel second to none in the world. It would be an everlasting National disgrace and outrage to allow industry or private interests, in any shape whatsoever, to touch either stone or tree in that priceless valley.
Those who entertain for a moment the mere thought are indeed pitiful creatures, but those who actually support such flagrant sacrilege are nothing less than rank traitors and ought to be nailed to the fladpole on the nearest public common.

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Believe me to be

Yours most sincerely

Arthur Bird

Location

Colonie Dal[I]ew ?] Germany

Source

Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir21_1138-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1138

Copyright Statement

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Owning Institution

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Pages

2 pages

Keywords

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

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