John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez, Jan. 31, 1914Dear Johnson:I'm glad you are getting your fences repaired. Now the Hetch Hetchy battle is a thing of the past.I don't know anything about the lecture business here. The whole state is squirming with politics & the hoped for money to be got of the big canal show. The east, I should guess is far the better field.Your reminiscences of the great war generals I feel sure will prove most interesting and profitable. But apart from this what a world of literature is stored away in you and now to be

brought forth in these years of perfect freedom.As to my health you so kindly inquire for I have been confined to my room in the big house on the hill for more than a month all alone without secretary or stenographer. Grippe was the trouble am now getting better and hope to get some writing done.Anyhow dear Johnson I am ever your affectionate friend John Muir and also your sincere admirer.

Raker Has Bill forProtection of YosemiteWASHINGTON,-Jan. 29.---A bill designed to protect the beauty of the Wawona road in Yosemite National park by authorizing the exchange of privately owned timber land within the park for timbered public land in the Sierra and Stanislaus National forests has been introduced in the house by Representative Raker.


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1914 Jan 31


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File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0125

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