William F. Bade


W[illia]m F. Bade


John Muir


PURPOSES: To preserve from destructive invasion oar National Parks—Nature's Wonderlands. To enlist the support and co-operation of all organisations and individuals interested in such preservation and to publish and circulate information to accomplish these objects.



Directors of California Branch
.MR. John Muir, President, Martinez
Da. Wm. F. Bads, Vice-President, Berkeley
Mb. Chas. P. Douglass, San Diego
Mb. Geo. Edwards, Berkeley
Me. W. S. Gould, Oakland
Mrs. Jab. B. Hume, Berkeley
Mb. Chas. Keelee, Berkeley
Pbof. J. N. LeConte, Berkeley
Ma. G. W. Mabston, San Diego
Mas. Katharine Mii.lbb, Berkeley
Prof. W. C. Morgan, Berkeley
Mb. Willoughbt Rodman, Los Angeles
Mb. E. T. Pabsons, Secretary, 402 Mills Building, S. F.
Mas. R. V. Colby, Treasurer, 402 Mills Building, S. F.


Advisory Council
Mb. Allen Chamberlain, Boston
Mb. Edwin Chambeelajn, Ban Antonio, Tex.
Mb. Chas. M. Fabbeb, Seattle
Me. R. L. Quran, Portland
Me. Henby E. Gee goby. New York
Me. Robert Underwood Johnson, New York
Mr. F. B. Johnstone, Chicago
Prof. W. D. Lyman, Walla Walla
Miss Harriet Monroe, Chicago
Mb. J. Hobaob McFarland Harrisburg, Pa.
Me. H. L. Pittock, Portland
Mb. Alden Sampson, New York
Me. C. H. Sholes, Portland
Mb. Edmund A. Whitman, Boston


Berkeley, July 28, 1913.

Dear Mr. Muir:

I am sending you with this mail a considerablenumber of clippings. Most of them still relate to the periodbefore our circular reached the papers but some are beginningto arrive indicating that the circular is effective. Unfortunatelythe Hearst papers are against us, and one of them,as you will see, actually pretends that our literature issent out by the Spring Valley Water Company and some unnamedpower company. A little over a week ago I sent a very strong editorial to the New York Independent which will be in next Thursday's issue. I will send you a copy as soon as it arrives. Unfortunately I have to go up to Lake Tahoe nextSaturday for a few days. Mr. Parsons has written that hethinks it desirable to have something set up with reference to the beautiful lake fallacy. I shall ask the printer here to setit up in readiness for possible use. What we had in our previous [illegible]emphlet, I think will meet our case, unless you think otherwise.
I had a pleasant visit yesterday evening with ourmutual friend, Mrs. Marshall. She feels very hopeless aboutthe condition of things in Washington, but if we could sendout another circular to the papers exposing specificallythe arguments which certain papers are putting forward I thinkwe could arouse enough sentiment by next December to stop thispolitical raid.
With warm regards,

Sincerely yours,

Mr. John Muir,



Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Jul 28


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0632

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