R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


Board of Directors of the Sierra Club


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the landscape features, and during the summer of 1893 there were increasing complaints of the destructive tendencies of the commission.I therefore submit to you that a popular movement should be set on foot by the Club looking to recession. Should this not be accomplished by the next Legislature, it would be necessary to wait two years more, and in order to accomplish it next winter considerable preliminary work must be done.Whenever I happen to meet California men I find the sentiment in favor of recession very strong,and I believe that the object could be accomplished by means of petitioners and by bringing influence to bear upon the members of the Legislature to be elected without embroiling the Club in the disagreeable scandal which has heretofore surrounded the administration of tho Valley.Should the Board of Directors or the Club in open meeting be inclined to take up this cause,(which I believe to be the cause of California and of the general public) I should bo glad to submit some further suggestions which might be of use in such a movement,Believe me, gentlemen,Very respectfully yours,[illegible]R.Johnson.06343


[New York]

Date Original

[ca. 1893]


Original letter dimensions: 33 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 1490

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