John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson



I think that Sargents plan for the forests turning over the management to the military department will solve the difficulties hitherto encountered & I therefore endorse it with all my heart. The Sierra Club directors are of the same opinion & will endorse it with enthusiasm you will soon hear from the club.
As time flies your unquenchable zeal in all good works fans my admiration hotter & hotter. & I am ever of course

faithfully yours John Muir



I approve of Mrs. Muir.

Martinez, oct. 29 / 94

My dear Mr. Johnson,

I dread the job of patching manuscript. But Lo! I am in thy loving hands & will do it for thee if I can. I believe you want more on the Muir Glacier. If so please send me copy of what I have already given on the subject & Ill do what I can. I fear however the whole article will thus be thrown out of balance. Would it not be better to write another short article of five or

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six thousand words or more to be called Adventures on the Muir Glacier or Explorations which would be a long wavering strip of narrative among the high far fountains on which I could string descriptions of the wild scenery of the ice animals encountered. The aspects of the fountain mountains strange camping experiences etc. This would be quite different from the general views given in the two articles you have ought to be separate & distinct, & I am sure I could make it readable. Now I hope you will let me do this & then I will give you a short


article on the dog story in all its farreaching glory! Also if you think I can improve the two articles you have, send me a copy of the M. S. & I will give all the benefit I can of the added years of experience I have gained since writing it!
I have received a half doz. copies of my book. It looks pretty well & reads fairly well. I wish you would send copies to the good people you so kindly & industriously took me to last summer with my compliments, & charge to my acct with the Century Co.


Martinez [Calif.]

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Reel 08, Image 0467

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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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