Mark B. Kerr
November 26 / 94
Dear Mr. Muir,
I was disappointed in not seeing you at the meeting of Sierra Club last Saturday as well as at the tea here.
The meeting seemed to be pleasant and sucessful The call of Sunday morning gave us a pleasant notice, but there seems some influence at work to prevent the Chronicle & Examiner from taking up our cause.
An Examiner reporter
had promised a nice article but it failed to "come out"
I am going to take pains to find out the reason of this.
Perhaps our efforts to take control of the Gov't reservations is not agreeable to some of out newspaper friends & they prefer to leave out a club whose members advocate Federal control for National parks & the aid & assistance if necessary of U. S. soldiers.
I wrote a short article to the Century about 200 words, my views being "to take the control of national reservations entirely from the State Commissions & put them under proper Federal control with power to call in the Military when necessary"
Suggested the Forestry board of Agricultural Dept & in[illegible] of appropriation needed to carry on their work so well begun, etc. etc.
I have a little spare time now & will carefully overlook the table of altitudes of Pacific slope & try & get the Ms. in printers hands next week.
Best regards for your family
Mark B. Kerr
[San Francisco, Calif]
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.
Kerr, Mark B., "Letter from Mark B. Kerr to John Muir, 1894 Nov 26." (1894). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6922.
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