John Muir


John Muir


[William] Colby


strictly private & confidential

May 23, 1908

Dear Mr Colby

I had a letter from the President last evening from which I quote "I am trying to see if we can not leave the things on the line that you indicate - that is, damming Lake Eleanor & letting San Frnacisco depend for a generation or so upon that & the Tuolumne tributaries. But of course I must see that S. F. has an adequate water supply."
So you see things are not so bad as they look in the Coll.

Ever yrs John Muir

(Dont mention this letter to anyone.)


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1908 May 23


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 17, Image 0599

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Muir-Hanna Trust


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