W[illia]m E. Colby


John Muir


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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 cooperation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains." [illegible] BOARD OP DIRECTORS—1904-1905Mr. JOHN MUIR, President . MartinezProf. A. G. MCADIB, Vice-President . Mills Bldg., S. F. Prof. J. N. LB CONTE, Treasurer . . BerkeleyProf. W. R. DUDLEY, Cor. Sec'y . StanfordUniversityMr. WILLIAM E. COLBY, Secretary . Mills Bldg., S. F.Prof. GEORGE DAVIDSON .... BerkeleyMr. J. S. HUTCHINSON, Jr. Claus Spreckels Bldg., S. F. Mr. WARREN OLNEY . . IOI Sansome St., S. F. Mr. E. T. PARSONS . . . University Club, S. F. (Vice Mr. ELLIOTT MCALLISTER, resignedCOMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS: Pres. DAVID STARR JORDAN, Chairman Stanford Univ. Mr. ELLIOTT MCALLISTER, Editor Crocker Bldg., S. F. Prof. WM. F. BAD&E acute; . . . . BerkeleyProf. WM. R. DUDLEY . . . Stanford UniversityMr. ALEX. G. EELLS . . . Crocker Bldg., S. F. Mr. E. B. GOULD . Mutual Savings Bank Bldg., S. F. Mr. J. S. HUTCHINSON, Jr. Claus Spreckels Bldg., S. F. Mr. E. T. PARSONS . . . University Club, S. F. Prof. H. W. ROLFE Stanford UniversityMr. WILLOUGHBY RODMAN Bryson Block, Los AngelesMr. Muir- 2that the bill would carry, he cast his vote with us. You will probably note the Hand of Providence guiding matters through all this doubt. Now that it is all over it is necessary for us to turn our attention to the other side of the question and direct our energies on Washington. We must, if possible, try and persuade the President and Secretary of the Interior that it is possible for them to assume control of the Valley at once without the necessity of a Congressional act. Our friend Johnson may be able to help in this relation. I enclose a copy of the bill as passed which you can send on to him. Our idea is that the President, by proclamation or otherwise, has power to accept the Recession but an appropriation is necessary to care for the Valley. I enclose the clippings you asked for. Very truly yours, [illegible]03532


San Francisco

Date Original

1905-02-24 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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