R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
Siasconset, Mass.July 22,1914[letterhead]Dear Muir:I'm homesick to see you. How are you getting on.I hope you can come on to the great meeting of the Academy and Institute Nov. 18-20. There will be fine doings. A member of the French Academy is coming to take part and to bring the formal greetings of that body. The President says it is his sincere desire to come We have a fine [literary?] programme, and there is to be a concert of music by members of05801
Give me a line and believe me ever my dear Muir, your faithful and affectionate friend,R. U. Johnson[Herbert?] L. Bri[illegible] who fought for the Hetch Hetchy so hard in the Brooklyn Standard-Union (he owns it) is going to California. If you'd like to see him I'll give him a card to [you?]. I dont want to bore you.the Institute for which I have raised the money $1000. I can raise money for anything or anybody except myself - and the Lord knows I need it this year.Burroughs speaks with solicitude of you - eager for news of you. I may get up to his Roxbury N.Y. place by Sept 1. in the hope of meeting there his friend Henry Ford, the automobile manufacturer and getting him to be one of the ten founders of the Academy at $100,000 each. I am putting in the summer at that work.It is lovely here and the Atlantic sends greetings to the Pacific!
1914 Jul 22
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26 cm.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, "Letter from R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson to John Muir, 1914 Jul 22." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6597.
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