David S. Jordan
Washington, D. C. Dec. 9. 1896.
Mr. Warren Glncy,
101 Sansome St., San Francisco, Cal.
I have taken the first available afternoon since coming here to talk over the Sierra Reservation with Secretary Francis and Commissioner Lamereaux, and I find them strongly in favor not only of shutting out interlopers from the Tallac region, but of preserving the entire crest of the Sierras. Secretary Francis has directed Mr. Arnold Hagua of the Geological Survey to look into the matter. He is a member with Professor Sargent of the subcommittee on Forestry Reservations. I have arranged with Mr. Hague to have Mr. Lundgren of the Geological Survey, who charted the Tallac region, draw up a provisional outline of the region to be reserved. It is understood that if Senator Perkins will push the matter when he arrives, Mr. Francis will have set aside the forest reservation in question.
There seems to bo no difficulty in getting what is wanted, if it is clearly known what that is. The only trouble I anticipate will be the difficulty of mapping the high Sierras so as to exclude the invasions of meadow land and mountain pastures . I went over the map as closely as I could with Mr. Lundgren and left your letter to Mr. Lamereaux with 'him. Mr. Lamereaux will withhold the entries.
Very truly yours,
(signed) David S. Jordan.
1896 Dec 9
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Jordan, David S., "Letter from David S. Jordan to Warren Olney, 1896 Dec 9." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 874.
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