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In 1948 Charles RussellJohnson, grandson of the original redwood lumberman, received a letter from hisfather, Oils R. Johnson, grandson of the O. R. Johnson in Michigan, thatenclosed a copy of the 1882 letter. This second Charles Russell (known as Russell)visited Saugatuck in the summer of 1999 as a guest on the Le Levant andafterward forwarded copies of both letters to the Society. He said he has neverbeen able to locate the original of the 1882 letter. Russell retired about 1970after the Union Lumber Company merged with Boise Cascade.