John Muir


John Muir


[J. E.] Calkins


Martinez, Nov. 19, 1907

Dear Mr Calkins:

Here are copies of H. H. pamphlet sent to each of our 1000 club members with request that they write to Sec. Garfield or the President protesting against destruction of Hetch Hetchy Valley
It is difficult however to find many writers who are known & whose words carry effective weight like those of your Iowa friends. Prof. Macbride etc. I was in luck however in getting the help of John W. Noble, Sec. in Harrisons administration to speak for us, probably at your suggestion, at the meeting of the Trans Mississippi Commercial Congress at Muskogee.
R. U. Johnson is working hard in New York. & Dr C. Hart Merriam a good stout influential friend of the President will help us in Washington He starts for home today after his seasons biological work in Cal. He spent last Sunday evening at our house & of course I did all possible to explain H. H.


How are you getting on in your home hunting. I wish you could fall in love with our little valley & be my neighbor.
Helen as I think I told you in another letter has been quite sick - three [weeks?] in bed, but now much better
Keep me posted as to changes in your address, give my warm regards to Mrs Calkins & believe me ever faithfully yours

John Muir



Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1907 Nov 19


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 1199

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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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