Creator

John Muir

Creator

John Muir

Recipient

[William] Colby

Transcription

Martinez Apr 21/08

Dear Mr Colby,

The Phelan forces seem according to Call dispatches to be actually making some headway. I have written to the President, but it might be well to telegraph to Garfield on the part of the Club requesting time to show after competent & disinterested examination that the claim made by the proponents of the Phelan scheme that Hetch Hetchy is the only pure & adequate source of supply for the city that is now available is utterly preposterous & without any foundation in fact. And therefore that no promise of any sort, of H. H.y - for a reservoir site now or in the future shoul[d?] be made to the City. Lake Eleanor & Cherry Creek sites on the northern tributaries of the Tuolumne basin are purer than the H H drainage & amply sufficient for a hundred yrs etc.

Faithfully yours John Muir

Location

Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1908 Apr 21

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir17_0423-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0423

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html

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National Archives. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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