Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[Robert Underwood] Johnson

Transcription

79 Martinez, Aug. 28,/02

My dear Johnson. I'm home from the mountains & have just finished correction of proof of the Colorado Canon, which with this I'll mail today. I have received the company check for $190. but I meant 250 besides the cost of trip. so I want $60 more. (Sent - R. U. T.) After spending 10 days with the Sierra Club in Kings Canon region, I crossed over to the Giant Forest of Kaweah & thence made a long interesting trip to the grand canon of the Kern tracing it from the lakes to its head. & thence to the top of Mt Whitney. a magnificent trip through the highest of the high Sierra which is being made by greater & greater numbers of mountain lovers every year & should I think be described in the

magazine & made a chapter of the proposed Yosemite book. Keith was with me & offers to illustrate it, & I have lots of good photos made by Dr Merriam & others of my party. I mean to try to write this as soon as I can. I expect the Tullys at our house next Sunday. As to Yosemite recession I'll do what I can though I find it hard to stir effective interest in it. Many thanks for your poems, I'll have a good time reading them. What a worker you are. I wish you had been with us this summer You would have had a glorious exhilarating reviving time.

Ever faithfully yours

John Muir

Glad you like the canon article. It is the hardest piece of word work I ever tackled.

[28 AUG. 1902]

My dr Johnson

Im home from the mtns. & have just finished correction of proof of the Col Can wh Ill mail today with this. I found the Cos chk for $190, but I meant 250 besides the cost of trip. so I want 60 more [illegible] After spending 10 days with the Sierra Club in Kings canon I crossed over to the Giant Forest of the Kamah Mt Whitney & thence made a long interesting trip to the Kern Can tracing it from the lakes to the head then to the top of Mt Whitney. This is a grand [illegible] trip thru the highest of the high Sierra is having made by greater & greater nos every yr & would I think make a good article for the maga & chap for the Yo book Keith was with me & offers to illustrate it. besides I have lots of good photos

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made by Dr Merriam [illegible] & others of my party. I expect the Tullys at our house next Sunday. Ill do what I can for recession tho I find it hard to stir up effective interest on it. Many thanks for your poems. Haven't read them yet. What a worker you are. I wish you had been with me this summer You would have had a glorious reviving exhilarating time.

Ever faithfully

yrs J. M.

Glad you like the Can article It is the hardest piece of word work I ever tackled.

Location

Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Aug 28

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir12_0546-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0546

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 http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

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

1984

Pages

4 pages

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