Charles W. Stoddard
Nov 29 1913
300 W. 72d St.
Society for the Conservation of National Parks,
Mr John Muir Prest
I thank your society for literature about Hetchy Bill &c I have been in the valley and several other times in California. I have written earnestly to President Wilson & to Senator Root, both of whom I know personally, urging the preservation of H Hetchy and have also urged many others to do the same. This is a commercial age. The beautiful temples of Egypt and the East, the Alpine glories of Switzerland, the falls of Niagara have all become the prey of the materialist & the merchant. I
hoped that Yosemite and its adjuncts would be spared.
Charles H. Stoddard
[in margin: Misc g]
1913 Nov 29
Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.
Stoddard, Charles W., "Letter from Charles W. Stoddard to John Muir, 1913 Nov 29." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4172.
Reel 21, Image 1014
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