John Muir


John Muir


R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson



Martinez June 15. 1894

My dear Johnson,

Confound that old frozen article. More tinkering I fear will make worse still "an it's no right bobbit I suppose I must bobbit again" as the song goes.
I have no copy & I have forgotten what I said about the Muir Glacier. I meant to give a general sketch of it and I dont see how I can do more in such a broad article without throwing things out of balance. Ill try to meet your wishes however if you send me a copy this portion. Davidson Glacier is at head of Ly[illegible] Canal as the text shows. Dease Lake near [illegible] of the Stickin[e?] River
Many thanks for kindly adding to your innumerable cares, the welfare of my little book. The second chapter you advise omitting as technical I suppose

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is rather dry & long for a popular work. I thought it would be well to give a general view of glaciation as foundation for much in lighter vein in other portions of the book. Anyhow the Sierra Glacier could not be left out.
I fear I shall not get into the valley this year, at least not until the end of next month on account of reading proof on the book which is only about half done so far. But if your son dan get off let him come & we will make the trip as soon as the last of the proofs reaches me. Or let him come next year & young G. [illegible] & his father & yourself and John Burroughs & Tesla and wouldn't that be a radiant gang! to attack the Tuolumne taluses.
Irish is out of the Yosemit Commission. I'm ashamed of the report of the directors of our club on parks and reservations. I was not present at the meeting. Irish might have written it. I suppose you have the report. It is in Bullitin 7 of the Sierra Club. Ever cordially yrs J. Muir

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Martinez [Calif.]

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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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