ELSTON, John Arthur, 1874-1921


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University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: 1918-1921, 0.25 linear foot.
The John Arthur Elston papers contain correspondence regarding 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.

Papers: In the Arthur Arlett Papers, 1912-1921, 6 boxes.
The papers contain four letters from John Arthur Elston written in 1916-1917 while serving as U.S. congressman from California. In the letters, John Elston asks for Arthur Arlett’s opinion of local political conditions to help him decide about seeking re-election. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.