Charles N. Elliot


John Muir


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November 7, 1913.Dear Mr. Muir:I thank you for your letter to me of October 25th andfor the pictures and papers which accompanied it.I have always been opposed to the use of the Hetch Hetchy Valley as a water supply for San Francisco, and have repeatedly testified against the scheme. I think the best thing I can now do in defense of the Valley is to write a letter to Senator Hollis of Hew Hampshire, a young Democratic politician in whom I feel an interest and who has some respect for my opinion. I shall endeavor to put the argument compactly, in the hope that it will influence his action, and be used by him in discussions with his brother Senators. I believe that President Wilson's opinions on the subject are sound, and 1 hope he will be able to use his influence with Democratic Senators to defeat the bill on the sixth of December.(Later)I beg to enclose a copy of the letter I have sent to Senator Hollis.Sincerely yours,[illegible]John Muir, Esq.05605


Cambridge, Mass.

Date Original

1913 Nov 7


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0968

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