R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir




Oct. 31,


Dear Muir:

Yesterday I saw Mr. W. B. Bourne of the Spring Valley — a friend of highly respected friends of mine — James D. Hague (brother of Arnold) & Arthur D. Foote — and he told me many things about the Hetch - Hetchy scheme, which I am passing on the 'Sec'y Garfield. Bourne says it is impracticable & is merely another attack of Phelan on the Spring Valley. Garfield is taking the matter up very soon.
There has been no chance to get an effective backfire here in the newspapers and any way I think


it would have been impolite as it would have seemed like forcing Garfield's hand.
I'll keep you posted. Let me know anything you hear and tell me what you know of Mr Bourne.

Faithfully yours,

R. U. Johnson.


New York

Date Original

1907 Oct 31


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 24.5 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 1147

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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