John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


[in margin: RUJ c[illegible]] 80 Martinez, Sep 12, 1902

Dear Mr Johnson

I'll not send you anything much if at all on the Kern Canon over 4000 words. If I cant squeeze it into that size I'll let some of the other mags have it. I've made no definite arrangement with Keith for sketches, nor will I. He went through the canon with me & made a number of sketches that I thought good. perhaps I'll get one or two from him to offer you, & if not [deemed?] available simply send them back to me. He never does this sort of work now except as friendly favors. His income now is seldom less than $50,000 a year Has more money than he knows what to do with. Yet paints most industriously.

The Tullys were here & we liked them very much. They are coming up again to spend a day or two with us before going to New York. Mrs T. is charming & will I think soon be well known. I'll have to go with the President [Roosevelt?] I suppose if invited though I'll make a sorry guide I fear amid so much confusing political fire.] If only you would come to shape & steer things I might be enabled to do some good. I wish you could, but it's cheering to hear you are going anywhere restfully out of that hard weary office with its century of cares. Heaven & [Italia?] be good to you

Ever faithfully yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Sep 12


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0610

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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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