John Muir


John Muir


R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


Martinez, Cal. April 26,1909.Dear Mr. Johnson:I have just returned from Daggett on the Mohave Desert, where my daughter Helen is again located after being five weeks in a Los Angeles Hospital. She is now convalescing and everything looks favorable for a complete return to her usual health.In the mean time I have not been able to attend to my correspondence, but all your letters have now been read. They all show forth your old time effective zeal in the good work of saving our parks and forests, while at the same time carrying a half dozen other burdens, each enough for any ordinary mortal.I expect to see Mr. Colby tomorrow and tell him to keep you advised of all the Club is doing especially in the Hetch Hetchy matter. I suppose you have already received from him a copy of our letter to the new Secretary of the Interior Ballinger.Trusting that you are in good health, and that you will let me know when I can do anything for you, believe me, my dear Johnson,Ever Faithfully Yours,[illegible]Mr. R.U. Johnson,The Century Magazine,New York City, N.Y.


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1909 Apr 26


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0392

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