John Muir


John Muir


R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


MuirLos Angeles, Cal., Jan. 26, 1911.325 West Adams Street.Mr. R. U. Johnson,The Century Magazine.Union Square, New York.Dear Mr. Johnson:-I am glad you are going to give mo a memorandum of your relationship to Yosemite Park and other parks. Do not make it too short, as I want everybody to know that in particular you invented Yosemite Park.On receipt of your letter of Jan. 5th I wrote immediately to your son-in-law, Mr. Holden, at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, giving him my address and saying I hoped to meet him here, but I have not yet heard from him.I shall he glad to see Mr. Scott here.My ingressions of South America, that you mention, may he a long way off yet, but I hope to make that journey before it is too late.I am trying dictation and in the story of my life I find I can do something in the way of composition, though of course it has to be cast often.Glad you had such a splendid time at the academy and wish I could have been with you.Don't work too hard, now that you are Editor, since blessed. Gilder left you. Hoping to see you ere long, I amEver faithfully yours,John Muir


Los Angeles

Date Original

1911 Jan 26


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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0073

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