John Muir


John Muir


[William] Colby


Martinez, Dec. 24, 1908

Dear Mr Colby:

Well done for you & Parsons. I've not been idle tho kept a prisoner with something like the Grippe You will see by enclosed postal that our old war horse Johnson is again in the thick of the fight.
Mr. H. sent my letter to an influential friend in Washington what effect it may have I dont know. but hope for the best.
Your circular letter is capital & must compel attention. Also your letter to Chamberlin which with the Fitzgerald Transcript letter Ill return as you direct as soon as I have [tried?] to reply to that engineer, who is much smarter & quite as wicked as Man[illegible] in park destruction. I feel we must beat the whole tribe of park grafters. Good luck. Good Year,

faithfully yrs

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Dec 24


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 1097

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