John Muir


John Muir


[William] Colby


Martinez, May 15, 1908.

Never mind, dear Colby the present flourishing triumph of the wealthy wicked. The Phelans Pinchots & their hirelings will not thrive forever & foundational righteousness will win at last.
Your Collier's letter is all right. The Valley is safe for many years at least. So much we have won by our hard battle, & the poor dollar sinners will have a thorny time of it ere complete destruction of Hetch Hetchy is made sure There own destructive plans will be the first to fail [in margin: at least so we will hope & work & pray

Ever yrs John Muir]


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 May 15


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0565

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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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


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