J. Horace McFarland


[Theodore] Roosevelt


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J. HORACE MCFARLAND, President, Harrisburg, Pa.CLINTON ROGERS WOODRUFF. First Vice-President and Secretary, PhiladelphiaWILLIAM B. HOWLAND. Treasurer, New YorkROBERT C. OGDEN, Chairman Advisory-Committee, New YorkVice-Presidents: GEORGE B. LEIGHTON. Monadnock, N. H.ROBERT WATCHORN, New YorkL. E. HOLDEN, Cleveland.FIELDING J. STILSON, Los AngelesAmerican Cibic Association FOR A BETTER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL AMERICADepartment Vice-PresidentsArts and Crafts MRS. M. F. Johnston. Richmond, Ind.Children's Gardens. MISS MARY MARSHALL BUTLER, Yonkers N.YCity Making FREDERICK L. FORD. Hartford, Conn.Factory Betterment GEORGE OTIS DRAPER. Hopedale. MassLibraries MISS MARY E. AHERN, ChicagoOutdoor Art WARREN H. MANNING. BostonParks and Reservations HENRY A. BARKER. ProvidencePress R. B. Watrous. MilwaukeeDepartment Vice-PresidentsPublic Nuisances HARLAN F. KELSEY, Salem. MassPublic Recreation Mrs. GEORGE F. FRENCH. Portland, Me.Railroad Improvements MRS.A. E.MCCREA, ChicagoRural Improvements D.WARD KING, Maltland, MoSchool Extension O.J.KERNSocial Settlement GRAHAM ROMEYN TAYLOR, ChicagoWomen's League MRS. AGNES MCGIFFERT POUND. Ashtabula, OOFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT .HARRISBURG, PA.PERSONAL,Yosemite May 19, 1908 Dear Mr. Roosevelt;Because of your long personal friendship for him I believe you will want to see John Muir's last word on the San Francisco water supply problem.Written on rough Manila paper in pencil, this interesting note came to me in Washington last Thursday evening. I did nothing more with it than to mention its receipt to Mr. Garfield and Mr. Pinchot, inasmuch as the former gentleman had advised me ofI also pass on, as in duty bound, the original copy of the memorandum adopted by the Sierra Club in reference to the memorable Conference which concluded its sessions last week. This memorandum bears particularly upon the conservation of scenic resources, as you will note.It ia a matter for very great gratification, as I look at it, that the dignified Declaration assented to unanimously by the Conference contains a reference to scenic conservation. I venture to predict that the Splendor of the achievement in successfully


Harrisburg, Pa.

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1908 May 19


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