Catharine H. Hittell


John Muir


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7from the big land owners of the San Joaquin Valley in favor of the forest reservations? Mrs U. C. Carr might help in this work as her husband is a very large land owner in the San Joaquin. The San Francisco Examiner might also be made interested in this subject, because last year it published an editorial in favor of the forest Parks.I have been deliberating whether it would do any good to try to enlist the interest of Ex President Harrison Mr Noble and Mr Johnson of the Century Magazine in the forest reservations as it was partly through their efforts that the largest reservations were made. But possibly elections matters may very likely make them have020558little interest in whether or not Mr Powers succeeds in decreasing the area of those reservations.But more than all else will be the value of your words to the Committee on Public Lands and to Congress on this subject. I hope they will hear from you.Before closing I want to speak a word about the larks. I hear that the slaughtered innocents are being daily brought into the City. In San Jose, a society for the acclimatization of song and game birds has been formed and it might possibly be influenced to help us protect our native meadow larks. I intend to write to them and become a member of the society.Hoping that you will pardon me for troubling you and wishing020559you a happy New Year I remainYour sincere friendCatherine H. Hittell808 Turk StreetP. S. I never in my life enjoyed anything more than your lecture last month before the Sierra Club on California's forests and I must thank you for giving me some of the happiest moments of my life. I love California so much that my greatest happiness comes when I see its beauties or hear anyone praising and describing them, espeically a Californian like Mr Muir whose descriptions rival in beauty the scenes described and through whose influence most of all, some of our glorious trees have been preserved.C. H. H.02055


San Francisco [Calif]

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