Elliott McAllister


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---1905-1906

Mr. John Muir, President
Prof. A. G. McAdie, Vice-President
San Francisco
Prof. J. N. Le conte, Treasurer
Mr. William E. Colby, Secretary
Prof. George Davidson
2221 Washington St., S. F.
Prof. W. R. Dudley
Stanford University
Mr. J. S. Hutchinson, Jr.
San Francisco
Mr. Warren Olney
San Francisco
Mr. E. T. Parsons

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. Bade, Book Reviews
Prof. Wm. R. Dudley, Forestry Notes
Stanford Univ.
Mr. Alex. G. Eells
Mr. J. S. Hutchinson, Jr.
Mr. E. T. Parsons
Prof. H. W. Rolfe
Mr. Willoughby Rodman
Miss F. B. Whittier

December 7th, 1907

Dear Mr. Muir

It Is a long time since I have had the pleasure of writing to you. Mr. Colby tells me that you are revising your Hetch Hetchy article for the Bulletin. And I write to ask when, I may expect to receive it or will you send it direct to Murdock Press?
By the way, Murdock is moving down town and will be ready in a week; somewhere near Mission and Second Sts.
I hope that you are enjoying good health and also this welcome rain.
Your article in the Outlook was the most beautiful piece of description that I have ever read and gave me the greatest of pleasure, irrespective of the strong advocacy in the cause of letting [illegible] alone. Fortunately the utilitarians will have to make a strong showing to overcome your arguments.

With kind regards, very truly Yours



Barkeley, Calif.

Date Original

1907 Dec 7


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 1255

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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