1. Capt. George F. Hamilton to the
secretary of the interior, 25 August 1904, National Archives, Records
Group 79 (hereafter given as NA, RG 79), Records of the National Park
Service, Series 1, Records Relating to National Parks and Monuments
1872-1916, Letters Received by the Office of the Secretary of the
Interior Relating to National Parks 1872-1907, Tray 165. All subsequent
citations in this chapter are to documents in Tray 165.
2. Telegram, Interior Department to
Superintendent G. F. Hamilton, 1 September 1904.
3. Richard Rathbun to the secretary
of the interior, 8 September 1904.
4. Charles D. Walcott to the
secretary of the interior, 14 October 1904; W. A. Richards to the
secretary of the interior, 11 October 1904.
5. Hamilton to secretary, 25 August
1904; Rathbun to secretary, 8 September 1904.
6. Ernest Britten to the secretary of
the interior, 3 February 1905. At the time, the Department of the
Interior managed the forest reserves [national forests], a reality that
changed with the establishment of the United States Forest Service
(USFS) in 1905.
8. Rathbun to secretary, 8 September