Creator

Mark B. Kerr

Creator

Mark B. Kerr

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

Golden Gate

November 26 / 94

Dear Mr. Muir,

I was disappointed in not seeing you at the meeting of Sierra Club last Saturday as well as at the tea here.
The meeting seemed to be pleasant and sucessful The call of Sunday morning gave us a pleasant notice, but there seems some influence at work to prevent the Chronicle & Examiner from taking up our cause.
An Examiner reporter

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had promised a nice article but it failed to "come out"
I am going to take pains to find out the reason of this.
Perhaps our efforts to take control of the Gov't reservations is not agreeable to some of out newspaper friends & they prefer to leave out a club whose members advocate Federal control for National parks & the aid & assistance if necessary of U. S. soldiers.
I wrote a short article to the Century about 200 words, my views being "to take the control of national reservations entirely from the State Commissions & put them under proper Federal control with power to call in the Military when necessary"
Suggested the Forestry board of Agricultural Dept & in[illegible] of appropriation needed to carry on their work so well begun, etc. etc.
I have a little spare time now & will carefully overlook the table of altitudes of Pacific slope & try & get the Ms. in printers hands next week.

Best regards for your family

Very truly

Mark B. Kerr

Location

[San Francisco, Calif]

Date Original

1894-11-26

Source

Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir08_0537-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 08, Image 0537

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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2 pages

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