R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir



May 25th, 1891.

My dear Muir:-

Thanks loud and deep for the inclosures with your letter of the 18th of May. I hope you are by this time in the King’s River Canon. I have at once written to Secretary noble inclosing your sketch-map, and recommending the consideration of a new park on these lines. I also mentioned to him Mr. Moore’s offer.

Very Sincerely yours

R. U. Johnson.

John Muir, Esq.

P.S. Oh, I am forgetting your nice letter about copyright, my

poem, &c. Your appreciation is worth having and I thank you for it. Literary men have to stand by each other in this country and be audience and inspiration to each other. What I wish to see is a book by John Muir. I suspect him of verse, too.




… Union Square, New York

Date Original

1891 May 25


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0165

Collection Identifier

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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