W[illia]m E. Colby
"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 CLUBMills BuildingSan Francisco, Cal.Board of Directors—1907-1908Mr. John Muir, President MartinezProf. A. G. McAdie, Vice-President San FranciscoProf. J. N. Le Conte. Treasurer BerkeleyMr. William B. Colby, Secretary BerkeleyProf. Wm. F. Bade BerkeleyProf. George Davidson San FranciscoProf. W. R. Dudley Stanford UniversityMr. Warren Olney San FranciscoMr. B. T. Parsons San FranciscoOuting CommitteeMr. Wm. B. Colby, Chairman Prof. J. N. Le Conte Mr. E. T. ParsonsHonorary Vice-PresidentsProf. George Davidson San FranciscoMr. R. U. Johnson The Century, New YorkPres. David Starr Jordan Stanford UniversityMr. Gifford Pinchot Washington, D. C.Committee on PublicationsMr. Elliott McAllister, Editor San FranciscoProf. Wm. F. Bade, Book Reviews BerkeleyProf. Wm. R. Dudley, Forestry Notes . Stanford Univ.Mr. Alex. G. Bells Prof. H. W. RolfeMr. B. T. Parsons Mr. Willoughby RodmanSan Franoisco, May 5th, 1908,Mr.John Muir, Martinez, Cal.My Dear Mr.Muir:-I am enolosing you telegram just received from Mr. McFarland, President of the American Civic Association.He is one of our strongest fighters in the East, and I trust that you will comply with his request, as he will make good use of it.The Governors of the oountry meet in oonferenoe to discuss the Conservation of natural resources. Mr. McFarland is there at the speoial invitation of the President, and will deliver an address on the importanoe of natural scenery as a natural resource. A brief letter from you giving your views on the importance of this question, in a few sentences, bringing in the Hetch-Hetchy Valley, as he suggests, will help us tremendously in our fight. I hope you will attend to this right away, as the Convention meets May 13th, and there is just time for a letter to reach him.Address him, J.Horace MoFarland,President American Civio Assn.,Harrisburg, Pa.Sincerely yours,[illegible]04173
1908 May 5
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