John Arthur Elston papers, 1918-1921.

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Elston, John Arthur, 1874-1921. John Arthur Elston papers, 1918-1921.

John Arthur Elston papers, 1918-1921.

Correspondence re proposed legislation to enlarge Sequoia National Park. Include letters from the following: Horace M. Albright, Scott Ferris, California Civic League, William W. Hastings, Stephen T. Mather (U.S. National Park Service), James D. Phelan, Sierra Club (William F. Badè), U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, and Harry A. Wishard; and copies of congressional bills, with related maps and reports.

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