Elliott McAllister


R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


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[letterhead]of our suggestions. And we hope during the year to gain still further ground in this direction. Could you let me know where I can obtain information concerning the conduct by the government of the Yellowstone. I am anxious to satisfy myself one way or the other and to give the commissioners a fair chance. And without being fortified with such facts, i.e. that the government would be ready to take a better care than is now taken, we would be knocked out during the first round. — With a properly organized Sierra Club, which sprang into existence since the recession question arose, one of our greatest spheres of usefulness would be to control the appointments by the governor and to be sure that they are [illegible] in [sympathy?] with us. I may add that during the past Session of the Legislature, a petition from Fresno & resolution to Congress were presented endorsing [Caminetti’s?] bill changing the boundaries of the National Park. I was determined to defeat this, when it came on for action. Fortunately it died in the files & was not pulled out. — This boundary question must be watched carefully by the club- I enclose a newspaper clipping to you of our last meeting. it is to be regretted that we have not all of Professor Jordan’s remarks. They were very much to the point. – We hope to put renewed life & activity in the club06344


San Francisco

Date Original

1893 May 22


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 19.5 cm.

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Reel 07, Image 0970

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