Frederick Law Olmstead
[Helen L.] Elliot
Dear President Eliot:-.<
I have been asked to write you on the subject of the Hetch Hetchy bill. The subject is important and I have positive views upon it- which I think are worth your consideration.
I cannot set forth my views better than I have done In two personal letters to Senator Hollis, of Hew Hampshire, and I therefore enclose copies of those letters, together with his very satisfactory reply to the first, and ask that you will read then.
. I think the bill ought not to pass I am told that the chances that it will be defeated are desperately slim; and I urge your favorable consideration of Mr. Muir's request that you write to President Wilson and perhaps to the Senate leaders about the matter.
1913 Oct 11
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Olmstead, Frederick Law, "Letter from Frederick Law Olmstead to [Helen L.] Elliot, 1913 Oct 11." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4122.
Reel 21, Image 0872
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