William 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 co-operation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."SIERRA CLUB316 MILLS BUILDINGSAN FRANCISCO, CAL.BOARD OF DIRECTORS-1905-1906Mr. JOHN MUIR, President MartinezProf. A. G. MCADIE, Vice-President . Mills Bldg., S. F.Prof. J. N. LE CONTE, Treasurer . BerkeleyMr. WILLIAM E. COLBY, Secretary . Mills Bldg., S. F.Prof. GEORGE DAVIDSON . 2221 Washington St., S. F.Prof. W. R. DUDLEY . . . Stanford UniversityMr. J. S. HUTCHINSON, Jr. Claus Spreckels Bldg., S. F.Mr. WARREN OLNEY . . 101 Sansome St., S. F.Mr. E. T. PARSONS . . University Club, S. F.OUTING COMMITTEEMR. WM. E. COLBY ChairmanPROF. J. N. LE CONTE MR. E. T. PARSONSHONORARY VICE-PRESIDENTS PROF. GEORGE DAVIDSON . .. . San Francisco Mr. R. U. JOHNSON . . The Century, New York Pres. DAVID STARR JORDAN . Stanford University Mr. GIFFORD PINCHOT . . . Washington, D. C.COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONSMr. ELLIOTT MCALLISTER, Editor Crocker Bldg., S. F.Prof. WM. F. BADÉ, Book Reviews . . . BerkeleyProf. WM. R. DUDLEY, Forestry Notes . Stanford Univ.Mr. ALEX. G. EELLS . . . Crocker 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 AngelesMiss F. B. WHITTIER . Mechanics' Library, S. F. -2-thousand dollars required annually for its care will largely be met by rental of privileges (hotel, etc.) within the Valley itself.I am informed that if Cannon will consider the Bill, that it can be passed in the House, and then the House bill might be substituted for the Senate Bill, and Kittredge's opposition overcome.It would be a great pity to see all our good work come to naught, especially after we have labored so hard to carry the bill through our State legislature. I very much fear that if the bill does not pass this session of Congress, the next State legislature will repeal the act of recession, and undo the entire matter, and destroy, for many years, at least, the possibility of bringing the whole Park under one jurisdiction.Very truly yours,[illegible] 03718


San Francisco

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1906-04-16 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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