[John Muir]


Helen [Muir Funk]


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"To explore, enjoy, and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist the support and co-operation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."Board of Directors --- 1912-1913Mr. John Muir, President MartinezProf. A. G. McAdie, Vice-President San FranciscoProf. J. N. Le Conte, Treasurer BerkeleyMr. William E. Colby. Secretary San FranciscoProf. Wm. F. Bade BerkeleyProf. Vernon L. Kellogg Stanford UniversityMr. E. T. Parsons San FranciscoMr. Willoughby Rodman Los AngelesMr. Clair S. Tappaan Los AngelesOuting CommitteeProf. J. N. Le Conte Mr. E. T. ParsonsMr. Wm. E. Colby, Chairman and ManagerMr. Clair S. Tappaan, (Los Angeles) Assistant ManagerHonorary Vice-PresidentsHon. James Bryce, British Embassy, Washington, D. C.Mr. Henry S. Graves, Forester Washington, D. C.Pres. David Starr Jordan Stanford UniversityMr. J. Horace McFarland Harrisburg, Pa.Editorial BoardProf. Wm. F. Bade, Editor BerkeleyMr. Wm. E. Colby, Notes and Correspondence, BerkeleyMrs. E. T. Parsons, Book Reviews BerkeleyMr. A. H. Allen Mr. Elliott McAllisterProf. J. E. Church, Jr. Mr. Edward T. ParsonsProf. J. N. Le Conte Prof. H. W. RolfeSIERRA CLUB402 MILLS BUILDINGSan Francisco, Cal.San Francisco, Sept. 2, 1913.Darling Helen;-I have just returned from two and a half weeks trip to Mrs. Harriman's camp in Idaho, near the Yellowstone Park. I was very tired and run down, but I am feeling first rate now. The main thing is to find by your letter of August 18th that you have won your way through that dreadful hot spell without you or your babies being hurt in the least. This is delightful.We are still very busy about this confounded Hetch-Hetchy fight, but it begins to look as though we would be able to stave the matter off until the next regular session of Congress in December, which will give us plenty of time to defeat the Raker Bill.They are all well at Wanda's. The children are growing nicely and Wanda seems in good spirits and so does Tom, although he was rather disappointed about a small crop of pears.When this fight is over, I will try and come down to see you. If there is anything that you would like me to send to you, just let me know and I will take great pleasure in ordering it for you.Ever your devoted Father,


San Francisco

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1913 Sep 2


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