John Muir


John Muir [et al.]




San Francisco, November 1st, 1907.

Dear Friend:-

Enclosed you will find a description of Hetch-Hetchy Valley, and a brief discussion of the immediate danger which threatens it Now.
If you are like minded with us, we ask you, (and others whom you may persuade,) to kindly address a personal letter, in your own words, essentially as follows:-

To the President, or to the Secretary of the Interior, or to both:-
Washington, D. C.

"As a lover of the Yosemite National Park, I most devoutly protest against the use of one of its most important and beautiful features, the Hetch-Hetchy, as a reservoir. An abundance of water can be had elsewhere to supply San Francisco."


Thanking you in advance for your attention to this request,

We are,

Yours truly,

John Muir,
Joseph N. LeConte,
Wm. F. Bade,
E. T. Parsons,
Wm. B. Colby.



San Francisco

Date Original

1907 Nov 1


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 1153

Collection Identifier

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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