Charles W. Stoddard


John Muir



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.

Sincerely yours,

Charles H. Stoddard

[in margin: Misc g]


New York

Date Original

1913 Nov 29


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 15 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1014

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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