Martinez, Jan. 13, 1908
Dear Mr. Colby:
Of course I heartily approve of the proposed vote of thanks to Mr Kent, & suggest a slight change in the form of the resolution as follows:
Resolved: That the Sierra Club extend a hearty vote of thanks to Mr William Kent in testimony of its appreciation of his noble gift to the Federal Government of the Redwood Canon [diacritic] on Mt Tamalpais with its magnificent primeval groves of Sequoia sempervirens, to be devoted as a public park & pleasure-ground to the people forever.
By order of the Board of Directors
What's your Hetch Hetchy news? mine are all promising so far.
Helen is now comfortably settled in a cottage I built for her on the Van Dyke ranch on the Mohave desert, near Daggett, 10 miles east of Barstow
She is already much better, though for a complete cure, Dr Moffett says she must stay there or in some similar dry desert region for a year or two.
I called at your office last Saturday. Wishing you & your fine hopeful family a happy New Year, I am
ever faithfully yours
1908 Jan 13
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [William] Colby, 1908 Jan 13." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5236.
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