Annie K. Bidwell
said that he would write Dr Jordan, and see Mr Pinchot about naming the new Forest Reserve including Lassen Butte, for General. The San Francisco Call of Apr. 12 had a very fine editorial advocating that there be a National Park named for General Bidwell. [Your?] friends sent me clippings from this Call, and when I showed Dr Benjamin the article in insisted that the Park and statue should both be secured. Mr Garveris the gentleman who spoke so eloquently for General at the Washington "California Association" and set the thought in motion at the Society, that General's claims were equal if not superior to any other. He claimed "far superior." Mr Garver urged me to ask you to write Pres. Roosevelt just such a letter as you wrote Dr Benjamin, about General, asking him to name a Park for General and that the President's
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