R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


Robert Underwood Johnson,EDITOR.CLEARANCE CLOUGH BUEL,ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR.January 18, 1911.Mr. John Muir,325 West Adams Street.Los Angeles, California.Dear Muir:I am very glad to get your good letter of January 11th from Los Angeles, also to know that you are working on the Yosemite book. I’ll make a little memorandum of my relationship to the park, as I remember it, and if it is any use to you all right, and if not, no bones will be broken.The President of our company, Mr. Scott, who has been ill, is going out to California for a rest, and I think he is going to Los Angeles. He will want to talk with you about your work - first of all, of course, the Yosemite book.Dont forget that we want your impressions of South America. I wrote to you on that subject once before.I am delighted to know that you are writing on your autobiography. Have you ever tried dictation? I thought I could not do anything with it in the way of composition, but I find that I can.Faithfully yoursR. U. JohnsonP. S. We had a splendid time, and a most successful one, at the joint meeting of the Academy and Institute. The high limits were:(1) John Bigelow's "Recollections of Dumas" read by himself at the age of ninety-two with great éclat.(2) Dr. Horace Howard Furness’s "Reading from Henry V. (He is seventy-eight years old.) This was a delightful intellectual treat.(3) A superb essay by Brownell on "Criticism."(4) A reception by the Mayor of New York at the Lenox Library, and private dinners of the Institute and Academy.04943


New York

Date Original

1911 Jan 18


Original letter dimensions: 26 x 20.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0069

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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