R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir



April 30.



Dear Muir:

I have just seen Secretary Noble at this office & he offers to have the president withdraw the King’s River Canon [diacritic] from entry if I can furnish the township numbers which include the head[illegible]. Can you tell me where to get this information? I hope your article on this subject is coming on rapidly, for the [cuts?] are nearly ready and we want to print the article as soon as possible so as to have the way for the reservation of the Canon [diacritic]


as a public park. I hope you’ll propose this in your article. Noble agrees that it ought to be [reserved?] and will no doubt be of use. He also favors the resumption of the Yosemite Grant but this would better not be spoken of in California. This is the next step — before the next session of Congress. It will involve an investigation but it must be done. Have you seen that Markham has withheld his approval to the Free road bill? I wish you would let me know the latest [phases?] of the Yosemite situation. Noble talks of appointing either Robinson or Mackenzie as timber agent which would you think the better? Awaiting your reply & with Kind remembrances to Mr. Muir

Faithfully yours R.U. Johnson


Union Square, New York

Date Original

1891 Apr 30


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

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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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