John W. Noble


John Muir


Department of the Interior Washington October 10, 1890. Mr. John Muir, Martinez, California. Sir:-By recent Resolution of the Senate it is made my duty to investigate alleged spoliations in the Yosemite Park and “Big Tree Grove” in Mariposa County, California. I am told that you have information on the subject. I shall be greatly obliged if you will at an early day give me a full statement of the condition of these two reservations and of such spoliations of the same as you may have observed. Very respectfully, John W. Noble, Secretary 2272


Washington, [DC]

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John Noble to Muir

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