R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


7 West 43d St.,New York,Nov. 18, 1914.Dear Muir:We hear various rumors here that the Hetch Hetchy grant is to be used only as a club over Spring Valley. I hope this is so and that the vultures may yet abandon their prey. Do make some inquiries.The Academy and Institute are beginning to-day their sessions. I'll try to send you the report in the press.Brieux, of the French Academy, is here--a charming gentleman--to read a paper and bring us the greetings of the French Academy. Howell presides the first day and we have a fine concert of the compositions by members of the Institute. I have been nearly used up by details of the affair.Butler gives the dinner tonight to the Academy and Brieux with reception afterward to the Institute. Lordy, I wish you were here. Cass Gilbert and Thayer have been elected.I think of you often and when I get just a little lower down in my purse I'11 come out for a tramp with you.By the way, do you know whether the literary exercises of the Panama Exposition have been arranged? Who has charge of them?Sorry about Phelan's election. I hoped he'd be snowed under. Tell me how much najority he got.Yours ever affectionately,R. U. Johnson05882


New York

Date Original

1914 Nov 18


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 22, Image 0785

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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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