John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson



Martinez Feb 27, 1896

My dear Johnson,

I read & burned your Capital editorial on Yosemite. It is only though the growing & multiplying interest of the rising generation of Californians that I see ground for hope for recession or better management. I suppose you have the last Sierra Club Bulletin containing me address on Yo. [Yosemite] & Park affairs, published this month. If not I’ll send you a copy.

I’m pegging at that Alaska Dog Story & Glacier Adventures I promised. When is the Alaska Trip to be published. Next year I hope to have a little Alaska book & shall need these articles in it.

Alfred Russell Wallace, Darwins friend & coworker in a letter to a friend in the Cal; [California] Academy of Science gives extravagant praise to my “Mountains of Cal [California]” The J. P. I clippings may amuse you, our necktieless friend who might well have a long one with a noose.

Ever yours cordially

John Muir


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1896 Feb 27


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 09, Image 05129

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