R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
of all its members their books, manuscripts, letters from distinguished persons portraits, &c.We wish to make these archives complete, interesting and important. That is likely to be the most permanent repository of such data. What can you contribute to it in this line — letters from Emerson Sir Joseph Hooker Torrey &c? Have you anything regarding the Muir' glacier? Where are your early MSS.? Have you ever had a good portrait (painting)?And now tell me how you are, what you are doing, & whether there is any hope to stave off the Hetch-Hetchy iniquity through the former litigation? I havent heard a word for two months.I suppose San Francisco is so committed to the Exposition that there would be no chance of getting $50.000 of clean money there. Can you give me the names of any persons I might approach, say, five who could give $10,000 each?Another point: The Academy's archives must contain, ultimately, records
1914 May 18
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