Elliott McAllister


Robert Underwood Johnson



Sept. 10th 1893

Robert Underwood Johnson Esq -

Century Magazine

New York

Dear Sir -

During June, July, & August the Sierra Club or rather its Directors can show but little activity because all are [illegible] for the summer. - Yesterday was held the first satisfactory meeting of the Directors since last May. and your letter of June 4th was fully discussed and acted on- In the absence of Mr. Muir, Professor Joseph Le Conte presided. — In regard to your first suggestion, concerning obtaining evidence of vandalism in Yosemite; the Directors will issue a notice to the public at large asking that complaints be sent to the Sierra Club. Undoubtedly there are many who would make complaints but do not know to whom to send them. = and next spring we shall take up the matter in time to have some of those visiting the Valley to make reports — The public notice too will have its effect on the Yosemite Commissioners


In regard to the Caminetti bill — Directors will at once negotiate with a reliable man, whom one of us knows very well, concerning the collection of evidence from the settlers within the reservation. = As to the policy of the government in the matter of the reservations, this will be looked after by a "Committee on Forestry" composed of five of the influential members of the club. = And finally concerning recession, the Directors will take a first step by informing themselves of the legal possibility for Congressional action. = At the end of next month we hope to have a general meeting of the club for the purpose of discussing the policy of the club in the matter of trails, forestry, etc etc - We shall collect reliable information concerning trails for the use of those going into the mountains;- and hope during the fall & winter to accomplish much that will strengthen our position as a club. —

Yours truly

Elliott McAllister-


San Francisco

Date Original

1893 Sep 10


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 19.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1329

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.


2 pages


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.