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.

Faithfully yours,



Denver, Colo.

Date Original

1913 Oct 11


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0872

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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