[William F.] Bade
2530 Dwight WayBerkeley Sep 5. 1910Dear Prof Bade [diacritic]Your note with enclosure of your editorial in N.Y. Independent, reached me today. I already had had the pleasure of reading it.Regarding the issue, which I have raised, that the foundation of the Hetch Hetchy water project is depriving the irrigation districts of a part of there 2350 [illegible]. ft. I find that this is an issue, which the enemy particularly desires to avoid discussing publicly.Their plan is to get so located that they will have all the drainage of the Tuolumne pass through06301
their reservoirs and then take what they need. None of them will categorically deny, I think, that this is their purpose. They will justify their position by claiming the legal right to do this.While it is probably advisable to keep from the public the figures which I gave in my letter to you in London, I have wanted to get before the S. F community the fact that there is not sufficient water in the Tuolumne, unless the irrigationists are encroached upon. I have given the Argonaut an article covering this: but am now indifferent as to whether they publish this, owing to the new proposition to purchase the Spring Valley, which is certainly helping us.
I have received a letter, signed Frank [Pierce?], acting Secretary, from the Department of the Interior, informing me that he had sent me the copy of the printed proceedings before Secty Ballinger. This seems to suggest that [Pierce?] is friendly to us.Very truly yoursGeo EdwardsProf Wm [F?] BadePacific Theological [Seminary?]Berkeley
1910 Sep 5
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 30 cm.
Edwards, George, "Letter from Geo[rge] Edwards to [William F.] Bade, 1910 Sep 5." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5144.
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