Creator

R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

[4]

Hoke Smith talks well about keeping the sheep out, but I presume they are in all the time. Indeed so it is reported here. Wait till I get a chance at the President I'll stir him up on the whole question of forest reservation.

[1894]

[1]

Easthampton, Long Island, N.Y.

August 3.

[letterhead]

Dear Muir:

Thanks for yours of 27" July. I finished some days ago the last of the proof of your [illegible] and important volume and my few corrections will meet yours at the office. I congratulate you on the completion of the work. It was a labor of love with me. I enjoyed it all.
The trip to the Sierra is off for this year. Plans have already been made which it is hard to change, and then there would be too much anxiety

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[2]

about the railroad travel this annus terroribus. But we shall look forward to next summer if you are then in the notion. My boy needs just such an awakening as that experience would give him. Gilder wishes me to thank you and you know how gratefully I appreciate your invitation. Perhaps Tesla or Burroughs could be got to go next year.
I have just written to the latter to invite him to come down for a few days. Would that you were coming East--why not? Easthampton is plumb on the Atlantic and a lovely summer place. I am now on vacation--for August--scribbling a little and waiting

[3]

for Tesla to send me another Servian translation. We hope to get a book ready for next year.
I hope to pull the American Forestry Congress & the Irrigation Congress this year in favor of Army Control of the forest reservations. Think of the stupid (or venal) western congressmen filibustering against the McRae bill! Next winter I shall try to ge military control on the Sargent plan.
Owen sends his warmest thanks and regrets to you and Mrs. Johnson her compliments to Mrs. Muir with mine and her remembrances to you.

Faithfully yours,

R. U. Johnson

Location

Long Island, N. Y.

Source

Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir08_0347-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 0347

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