R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


327 LEXINGTON AVENUENEW YORKFebruary 5. 1914.Dear Muir:I thank you heartily for your lovely letter just received.I'm sorry you've been ill, and I cant bear to think of you all alone in that big house when you are not well. But its good news that you are better.We are going to have a fine meeting of the Academy here November 18 - 21 next. I hope you can come to it.Col. Harvey prints in the February N. A. Review the Phelan side of the Hetch Hetchy controversy. I've told him he didn't know what05700

he was talking about: Hetch Hetchy 30 miles from Yosemite! the bill passed unanimously by the House! etc. I broke my rule and wrote him a (private) letter about the article & referred him to my reply to Pinchot. I'll bet he didn't write the article himself.This fight has had one happy result for me, my dear Muir. It has brought us even nearer together and revealed to us more clearly the affection we have for each other. We must take care of ourselves and prolong our days as much as possible. May the Creator of beautiful Hetch Hetchy guard you and con[illegible]d [His?] enemies. I wish I had "the harp of David, [illegible] of the Lord" as I call him to sing or I should of the Lost Valley. This getting three meals a day is my first duty. Always your faithful and attached friendR. U. Johnson


New York

Date Original

1914 Feb 5


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0145

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