W[illia]m E. Colby


John Muir


"To explore, enjoy, and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist the support and co-operation of the people and the Government in preserving the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."

Board of Directors-1907-1908

Mr. John Muir, President Martines
Prof. A. G. McAdie, Vice-President San Francisco
Prof. J. N. Le Conte, Treasurer. Berkeley
Mr. William B. Colby, Secretary. Berkeley
Prof. Wm. F. Badè Berkeley
Prof. George Davidson 2221 Washington St., S. F.
Prof. W. R. Dudley Stanford University
Mr. Warren Olney San Francisco
Mr. E. T. Parsons University Club, San Francisco

Outing Committee

Mr. Wm. E. Colby, Chairman
Prof. J. N. Le Conte Mr. E. T. Parsons

Honorary Vice-Presidents

Prof. George Davidson San Francisco
Mr. R. U. Johnson The Century, New York
Pres. David Starr Jordan Stanford University
Mr. Gifford Pinchot Washington, D. C.

Committee on Publications

Mr. Elliott McAllister, Editor San Francisco
Prof. Wm. F. Badè, Book Reviews Berkeley
Prof. Wm. R. Dudley, Forestry Notes . Stanford Univ.
Mr. Alex. G. Eells Prof. H. W. Rolfe
Mr. E. T. Parsons Mr. Willoughby Rodman

Channing Way
Berkeley, Cal.

Nov.22nd. 1907.

My dear Nr. Muir:

Yours enclosing the Call editorial is just at hand and I was glad to get it for I had not seen it previously. I wrote a reply to it but do not imagine that they will print It. I enclose a copy. Dr.Merriam called the other day and I gave him all the information I possessed and sent him more ammunition yesterday including copies of the photographs which I am sending you under separate coper. I went to the Bay Cities Water Co. office the other day to see what I could find out from them and they gave me several pamphlets and some data which is very effective for us. It has been presented th the Secretary including a strong technical argument establishing that Hatch Hetchy is not the best available supply for San Francisco as Manson would have us believe. I wish you would send me a copy of that letter you received from the Stanislaus Co. I note by to days paper that Manson made his little speech at the banquet in Berkeley last night. The paper does not state that Mr. Keeler was there but I hope so.
I am glad that Helen is better and hope she will improve rapidly.
With best wishes for you both. I am,
Very sincerely,


When can we have the revised Hetch Hetchy article? We will publish the photo I am sending you as a plate in the front of the Bulletin.



Berkeley, Calif.

Date Original

1907 Nov 22


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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