[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Dear Mr. Johnson:
Here is a copy of the report of the Sierra Club committee, sent to Secretary Garfield a few days ago. I think it would be a good thing to get the Appalachian Club to endorse it.
Mr. Pinchot came into the Director's meeting near its close. Heheard the principal objections discussed but I was disapointed in not getting a quiet talk with him to explain fully. He has never seen Hetch Hetchy. Mr. Pinchot's big mistake is taking Mr. Phelan's voice and the few under his direction as the voice of San Francisco. On the contrary never was a scheme more truly a one man scheme than this. Not one in a thousand of the citizens of San Francisco of the Coast in general know oractively care anything about Mr. Phelan's water scheme for San Francisco.
Let me hear how you're getting along.
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 07 Sep 23." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3778.
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