[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Martinez Cal. July 14. 1891
My Dear Johnson
The Robinson sketches for the Kings R Yosemite were nearly finished when I saw them a week ago. I wanted him to change one of them somewhat but fear he will not for he is stubborn in his ways as a [illegible]. The Yosemite M S. is being [ground?] out slowly.. I am interrupted a hundred times a day. The map I send herewith is only approximately true, but rough as it is it has called for much hard work As far as I know this is the only map of the Kings Yosemite in existence. You will notice that the great rock or mountain at the head of the Valley
which corresponds in rank & relative position with the Half Dome of Yosemite & which Robinson in the sketch made of it called “The White Woman”, I have named the Glacier Monument. Also Robinsons Mt Hutchings” I have named The Sphinx. while I have [placed?] Hutchings on a mountain on the north side of the Valley. I mean to go right on with the Alaska articles as soon as I get this Yosemite off my hands. I [think?] that you may safely announce them for next winter. I may possibly get to Alaska next year but I am not now
so free as formerly. Since the death of my fatherinlaw I am wellnigh smothered in business. This 3d Yosemite article will I fear be a rough piece of writing. My stock of cliff & cascade adjectives are all used up, & I am too dull to invent new ones. Still it will have a good deal of topography & timber in it & may answer the purpose of a park argument. Heartily congratulating you upon your hard earned well-deserved honor. I am Ever
John Muir —
1891 Jul 14
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1891 Jul 14." (1891). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 93.
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