John Muir


John Muir


Miss [Mary Francis] Kellogg


Martinez, Oct. 22, 1913 Dear Miss Kellogg- I’m very glad to get your letter and the picture of the fine Muir Lodge. Send one of the school. It’s pleasant to be remembered in this way in the midst of this long drawn out battle for our National parks. I’ve done no other work since the present fight began – over three months. A letter from Mrs. Kellogg told your journey east. Glad you are again at work on your book. I hope to see it before it goes to press. I never saw any M.S. so fine as yours. I was scrambling ahead among my Alaska notes when those

"Hetch Hetchy politicians stopped everything. Their robber Raker bill will come up the Senate for final action not later than December 6th. And in the meantime we must fight hard to raise a storm of public opinion to defeat it, hoping President Wilson will veto it. And of course you will help and get as many as possible to help, sending protests to senators and President in flocks thick as winter snowflakes. We are getting lots of new circulars and pamphlets printed some of which I’ll send you. In the meantime here are a few old ones. With kindest regards to your cousin I am ever faithfully yours John Muir "


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Oct 22


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 28 cm.

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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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