Richard B. Watrous


William F. Bade


J.HORACE McFARLAND, President, Harrisburg, Pn.CLINTON ROGERS WOODRUFF, First Vice-President, Philadelphia WILLIAM B. HOWLAND, Treasurer, New York RICHARD B. WATROUS, Secretary, Washington, D. C.Vice-Presidents: JAMES R.GARFIELD, Cleveland, Ohio JOHN WESLEY HILL, D. D., New York W. W. HANNAN, Detroit, Mich. GEORGE W. MARSTON, San Diego, Cal. MRS. EDWARD W. BIDDLE, Carlisle, Pa.American Civic AssociationMAIN OFFICE: WASHINGTON, D.C.Executive Board Dr. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, New YorkHENRY A. BARKER, Providence, R.I.FRANK CHAPIN BRAY, New YorkMISS MARY MARSHALL BUTLER, Yonkers, N.Y.Dr. KENYON L. BUTTERFIELD, Amherst, Mass.MRS. CAROLINE BARTLETT CRANE, Kalamazoo, Mich.Executive Board GEORGE OTIS DRAPER, New YorkFREDERICK L. FORD, Hartford, Conn. EDWARD HATCH, JR., New York J.L. Hudson, Detroit, Mich. MRS. MELVILLE P. JOHNSTON, Richmond, Ind. HARLAN P.KESLEY, Salem, Mass. 0FFF1CE OF THE SECRETARY 913-914 UNION TRUST BUILDING WASHINGTON, D. C.Executive Board WARREN H.MANNING, Boston, Mass.MRS.A. E. McCREA, Chicago,Ill. MRS. EDWIN F. MOULTON, Warren, Ohio JOHN NOLEN, Cambridge, Mass. GRAHAM ROMEYN TAYLOR, Chicago, Ill. BRAINARD H. WARNER, Washington, D. C.Oct.22, 1910.Dr. William F. Bade, Berkeley, Cal. Dear Dr. Bade:-[I have your letter of Oct. 17th.] I have indeed seen the editorial in the INDEPENDENT of Oct. 13th and enjoyed its reading greatly. It was called to my attention the other evening by Mr. William M. Ellicott, of Baltimore. He had been on the program at the Conservation Congress to read a paper entitled THE PROPOSAL FOR A NATIONAL FOREST ADJACENT TO THE CITY OF WASHINGTON and it was an article which would have presented some of the things we stand for, but it was crowded out by the more material and political phases of the Conference. I understand that it is being printed in a report.[I may say to you rather confidentially that I think Mr. Ellicott was quite disappointed at not having it presented and he told me that he was writing a letter to the INDEPENDENT along the line of your editorial, which, by the way, I had concluded at once you had written.] I went over to Baltimore to see Mr. Ellicott and have secured his promise to give us that paper which he will illustrate with stereopticon pictures at our convention to be held in Washington, December 14th, 15th and 16th.I sent over06305

Body-2to the INDEPENDENT for a copy of the issue because I want to keep it in my office.] Mr. McFarland and I recently had a very pleasant visit with Mr. Ballinger to discuss the general subject of state parks. In writing to him a few days ago, I asked him if he had seen the editorial you mentioned and ventured to tell him that I presumed it was written by Dr. [Body?]. Sincerely yours, Richard B. WatrousRBW-DFS Secretary. 06305


Washington, D. C.

Date Original

1910 Oct 22


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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