John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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2(9) A sheet of very short extracts from press notices, to be scattered broadcast a most promising plan. And we must keep personal letters flying in a countrywide storm thick as snowflakes about the President's head & the Senator's.Referring to your last letter Oct 11- I can't believe Leavitt or any engineer can accomplish anything like a snuffing out of the San Francisco 20 year old Hetch Hetchy scheme now that the fight for it is hottest Landscape architects like Olmstead say three or four visiting the Valley especially under the auspices of the President & his Cabinet, would I think insure a veto. The time is short however to get a commission here before the season of winter storms. After all we have to depend on wide-awake enlightened public opinionI'm glad you & Osborn are planning large committee & public meetings of societies etc. We are getting our Sierra Club thoroughly awakened at last.


Martinez [Calif.]

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1913 Oct 16


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