[Robert Underwood] Johnson
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
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
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.
yrs J. M.
Glad you like the Can article It is the hardest piece of word work I ever tackled.
1902 Aug 28
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1902 Aug 28." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4709.
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