Robert Underwood Johnson
Sept. 10th 1893
Robert Underwood Johnson Esq -
Dear Sir -
During June, July, & August the Sierra Club or rather its Directors can show but little activity because all are [illegible] for the summer. - Yesterday was held the first satisfactory meeting of the Directors since last May. and your letter of June 4th was fully discussed and acted on- In the absence of Mr. Muir, Professor Joseph Le Conte presided. — In regard to your first suggestion, concerning obtaining evidence of vandalism in Yosemite; the Directors will issue a notice to the public at large asking that complaints be sent to the Sierra Club. Undoubtedly there are many who would make complaints but do not know to whom to send them. = and next spring we shall take up the matter in time to have some of those visiting the Valley to make reports — The public notice too will have its effect on the Yosemite Commissioners
In regard to the Caminetti bill — Directors will at once negotiate with a reliable man, whom one of us knows very well, concerning the collection of evidence from the settlers within the reservation. = As to the policy of the government in the matter of the reservations, this will be looked after by a "Committee on Forestry" composed of five of the influential members of the club. = And finally concerning recession, the Directors will take a first step by informing themselves of the legal possibility for Congressional action. = At the end of next month we hope to have a general meeting of the club for the purpose of discussing the policy of the club in the matter of trails, forestry, etc etc - We shall collect reliable information concerning trails for the use of those going into the mountains;- and hope during the fall & winter to accomplish much that will strengthen our position as a club. —
1893 Sep 10
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 19.5 cm.
McAllister, Elliott, "Letter from Elliott McAllister to Robert Underwood Johnson, 1893 Sep 10." (1893). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 990.
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