Creator

J. Horace McFarland

Recipient

[Theodore] Roosevelt

Transcription

J. HORACE MCFARLAND, President, Harrisburg, Pa.
CLINTON ROGERS WOODRUFF. First Vice-President and Secretary, Philadelphia
WILLIAM B. HOWLAND. Treasurer, New York
ROBERT C. OGDEN, Chairman Advisory-Committee, New York

Vice-Presidents: GEORGE B. LEIGHTON. Monadnock, N. H.
ROBERT WATCHORN, New York
L. E. HOLDEN, Cleveland.
FIELDING J. STILSON, Los Angeles

American Cibic Association
FOR A BETTER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL AMERICA

Department Vice-Presidents
Arts and Crafts MRS. M. F. Johnston. Richmond, Ind.
Children's Gardens. MISS MARY MARSHALL BUTLER, Yonkers N.Y
City Making FREDERICK L. FORD. Hartford, Conn.
Factory Betterment GEORGE OTIS DRAPER. Hopedale. Mass
Libraries MISS MARY E. AHERN, Chicago
Outdoor Art WARREN H. MANNING. Boston
Parks and Reservations HENRY A. BARKER. Providence
Press R. B. Watrous. Milwaukee

Department Vice-Presidents
Public Nuisances HARLAN F. KELSEY, Salem. Mass
Public Recreation Mrs. GEORGE F. FRENCH. Portland, Me.
Railroad Improvements MRS.A. E.MCCREA, Chicago
Rural Improvements D.WARD KING, Maltland, Mo
School Extension O.J.KERNSocial Settlement GRAHAM ROMEYN TAYLOR, Chicago
Women's League MRS. AGNES MCGIFFERT POUND. Ashtabula, O

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT .
HARRISBURG, PA.

PERSONAL,

Yosemite May 19, 1908

Dear Mr. Roosevelt;

Because of your long personal friendship for him I believe you will want to see John Muir's last word on the San Francisco water supply problem.
Written on rough Manila paper in pencil, this interesting note came to me in Washington last Thursday evening. I did nothing more with it than to mention its receipt to Mr. Garfield and Mr. Pinchot, inasmuch as the former gentleman had advised me of
I also pass on, as in duty bound, the original copy of the memorandum adopted by the Sierra Club in reference to the memorable Conference which concluded its sessions last week. This memorandum bears particularly upon the conservation of scenic resources, as you will note.

It ia a matter for very great gratification, as I look at it, that the dignified Declaration assented to unanimously by the Conference contains a reference to scenic conservation. I venture to predict that the Splendor of the achievement in successfully Hon. Thoeofore Roosevelt - 2

bringing together for consideration on a high plane all tha resources of the United States will be added to by tha introduction of the beauty suggestion.

JHM/80G - AcA
Yours truly,
[ILLEGIBLE]
president

To Hon. Theodore Roosevelt,
President of the Unites States,

Washington. D.c.

Location

Harrisburg, Pa.

Date Original

1908 May 19

Source

Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier

muir17_0585-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0585

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