Chiefly concerning conservation of the Yosemite area, including campaign, 1913, against Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Material relating
to Sequoia, General Grant and other national parks and to forest reserves included. A few printed items: reports, circulars,
copies of laws, etc., with the papers. Includes 146 letters of John Muir and letters from General and Mrs. John Bidwell, Mr.
and Mrs. James Mason Hutchings, Charles D. Robinson, George G. Mackenzie, Edward T. Parsons, William E. Colby, Charles Howard
Shinn, and other Californians, and John W. Noble, Gifford Pinchot, Oliver Wolcott Gibbs, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Theodore
Roosevelt. George Bird Grinnell and others prominent on the national scene.
Robert Underwood Johnson, author, conservationist, and diplomat, was born in New York in 1853. For more than forty years he
was associated with The Century Magazine. Associate Editor under Richard Watson Gilder, he succeeded to the editorship from
1909-1913. In 1920-1921 he served as Ambassador to Italy and represented the United States at the San Remo Conference. After
his return to this country he devoted himself chiefly to the publication of poetry and his memoirs, Remembered Yesterdays, until his death in 1937.
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