R[obert] U[nderwood] J[ohnson]


John Muir


Sept. 6, 1914.Dear Muir:How are you? What is the status of the farmers' protest against the Hetch Hetchy wickedness? Has the latter been enjoined?Here are some lines I wish you to see--my protest against the Kaiser's deviltry which everybody here abhors, except the Germans.I am home for the season, being very well and hard at work at the problem of three meals a day. Things are better with me, but the War has cost me dearly and has postponed my work on the Academy endowment, though I am laying a little pipe.The Century people by not following my policy and warning have made a financial mess of things. The dismissed my successor and tried to sell the magazine but were enjoined and compelled to reorganize. They have one good man in the directory and the amateur financiers are out. It is a sorry vindication for me!Have you seen the Life of Cavour (2 volumes) by William Roscoe Thayer? It is a fine piece of work and he is much talked of for the next literary member of the Academy along with Cass Gilbert the Architect of the Woolworth Building and many other fine structures. Nominations will soon go out with ballots.Faithfully thine and longing for good news of you.R.U.J.[Robert Underwood Johnson]05842


[New York]

Date Original

1914 Sep 6


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 27 cm.

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Reel 22, Image 0629

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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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