[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-PresidentSan FranciscoProf. J. N. Le Conte, Treasurer BerkeleyMr. William E. Colby, Secretary San FranciscoProf. Wm. F. Bade BerkeleyProf. Vernon L. Kellogg Stanford UniversityMr. E. T. ParsonsSan FranciscoMr. Willoughby RodmanLos AngelesMr. Clair S. TappaanLos 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.12, 1913.Darling Helen:-Am sorry to hear of your bad luck in your cabin fire. You will have to be more careful next time. As for Tom's deal hanging fire, that is nothing new, but it will be all right in the end no doubt, or I will see that it is made all right.Delighted that you are so well and the little ones and Buel. The muscat grapes will not be ripe for a week or two, but today I have sent you by express the pineapple that you want, and I think it is a very good one, in fact there are more than one, some of them must be good. I will see that you get plenty of grapes as soon as they are fit to eat.If you have not already written to our state Senators, protesting against the invasion of the Yosemite National Park, I wish you would for we are having a hard fight. Get Buel to write also, and his father, also the old Judge, if he is on our side, and as many others as you can get to do so.Ever your devoted father,


San Francisco

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1913 Sep 12


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