John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


[in margin: 100] Martinez, Sep 25, 1908Dear Mr Johnson,Ive been in the Sierra & Cascade mountains most of the summer & have not yet got my notebooks about me yet therefore I can't give definite answers to your questions about the forest reservations. Will try to in a few days after a short visit I'm about to make to my daughter on the Mohave desert. I've been crying "Save the forests" for at least 30 years, but most of the work actually accomplished was done on your suggestions or guidance after 1890.As to the H. Hetchy the Supervisors have decided to have a vote taken on the question of $750,000 - to purchase land & rights required, I enclose a few clippings. Mr Colby has been watching every moment while I was away, & he can give you more complete imformationI'll take your advice on the Carr letters, & amever faithfully yours John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Sep 25


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0893

Collection Identifier

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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