John Muir


John Muir


[J. E.] Calkins


Martinez, Dec. 28, 1908Dear Mr Calkins:The fight for Hetch Hetchy Valley & the Yosemite Park in general is on again, & I am sending you with this a few copies of a circular letter the Sierra Club is mailing to the members, urging the sending to Congressmen protests against the City schemes. Your coming so bravely & effectively to our help in the first battle I am anxious to have you with us again. I think we must win, for civilization seldom takes so great a step backward even in these triumphant dollar-laden commercial days.With kindest regards to Mrs Calkins & your son & wishing you all a good New Year, I amever faithfully yours John MuirHope the frost has not injured your young hopeful trees09206


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Dec 28


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 1123

Collection Identifier

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

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Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust


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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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