[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Sec'y Hitchcock decided [gainst?] the scheme but T new Secy Garfield two days ago formally reopened T question & seems to regard T scheme favorably.In a meet— held in S.F. in wh he met T S.F. rep's of T scheme & those of T in - dis's opposed to it he said "it is very clear [illegible] ny md [illegible] T [illegible] T S. cannot be put to any highs use th[illegible] T de [illegible] of T cities along T coast" & all parties inter est to [send?] h[illegible] [illegible] him in Wash— by Sept. 15th. In T above discussion only the [parties?] were rec [illegible] the [illegible] T S.F. sch. While T rights of T Nation T [get?] Park werenot considered at all. To turn [yr?] Central Park into a res for T dear people would not be half so outrageous a trespass on T people who use and enjoy it. By cement— up T doors & windows of our cathedals & churches many good storage tanks could thus be made, but this would hardly be T right use for them. The roof of T Sierra is about 500 miles long, but these [schemers?] for financial reasons seem to think [it?] only T [illegible] portion, used as a Nat Prk, is available to quench T city's thrist & prevent it from be— burned up a [2?] [illegible] time. Let them damn03896
circa  Jul 26
Original letter dimensions: 22 x 14.5 cm.
Reel 16, Image 0841