John Muir


[John Muir]


Helen [Muir Funk]


"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 --- 1912-1913

Mr. John Muir, President
Prof. A. G. McAdie, Vice-President
San Francisco
Prof. J. N. Le Conte, Treasurer
Mr. William E. Colby. Secretary
San Francisco
Prof. Wm. F. Bade
Prof. Vernon L. Kellogg
Stanford University
Mr. E. T. Parsons
San Francisco
Mr. Willoughby Rodman
Los Angeles
Mr. Clair S. Tappaan
Los Angeles

Outing Committee

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

Mr. Clair S. Tappaan, (Los Angeles) Assistant Manager

Honorary Vice-Presidents

Hon. James Bryce, British Embassy,
Washington, D. C.
Mr. Henry S. Graves, Forester
Washington, D. C.
Pres. David Starr Jordan
Stanford University
Mr. J. Horace McFarland
Harrisburg, Pa.

Editorial Board

Prof. Wm. F. Bade, Editor
Mr. Wm. E. Colby, Notes and Correspondence,
Mrs. E. T. Parsons, Book Reviews
Mr. A. H. Allen
Mr. Elliott McAllister
Prof. J. E. Church, Jr.
Mr. Edward T. Parsons
Prof. J. N. Le Conte
Prof. H. W. Rolfe

San Francisco, Cal.

San Francisco, Sept. 2, 1913.

Darling Helen;-

I have just returned from two and a half weeks trip to Mrs. Harriman's camp in Idaho, near the Yellowstone Park. I was very tired and run down, but I am feeling first rate now. The main thing is to find by your letter of August 18th that you have won your way through that dreadful hot spell without you or your babies being hurt in the least. This is delightful.
We are still very busy about this confounded Hetch-Hetchy fight, but it begins to look as though we would be able to stave the matter off until the next regular session of Congress in December, which will give us plenty of time to defeat the Raker Bill.
They are all well at Wanda's. The children are growing nicely and Wanda seems in good spirits and so does Tom, although he was rather disappointed about a small crop of pears.
When this fight is over, I will try and come down to see you. If there is anything that you would like me to send to you, just let me know and I will take great pleasure in ordering it for you.

Ever your devoted Father,


San Francisco

Date Original

1913 Sep 2


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0710

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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