John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


San Francisco, Aug. 26, 1896

My dear Mr Johnson.

I hope the seawinds have saved you from the deadly heat of New York we have had so much of this summer. I had a fine time in cool Alaska with the Osborns & many times we said as we looked through the lovely eloquent scenery how Johnson would enjoy this & how it would brace & revive him!! I failed to find a way to the westward to learn something of the inlets of St Elias & Prince Willaims Sound. so I returned like a tourist. However I gained a good review of the old ground I visited so long ago & got back in time to join the Forestry commission in Oregon. I start for the Cascade reservation this evening. The Commission Sargent telegraphs me leaves Ashland for Crater Lake & the Klamath region tomorrow & I hope to join the party there & remain with them the balance of the season.
The Stoneman House in Yosemite was burned the other day Have you seen Lieut Youngs report on the National Park & reservations of the Sierra & his remarks on

Bancroft Library

management etc? How is the [illegible] Smith bold likely to influence forest affairs? Hoping you are well & taking good care to keep so I am ever your friend

John Muir


San Francisco [Calif.]

Date Original

1896 Aug 26


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0380

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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