Wm. Dallam Armes
[letterhead]May 15, 1891.My dear Mr. Muir,I feel that I owe you some explanation as to my apparent apathy in regard to the proposed Sierra Club. I have by no means given up the idea and have done a little looking towards organization. A short time after I had the talk with you, however, it was intimated to me that it might be possible for me to secure a leave of absence from the University and spend two years in study in Europe. Under these circumstances, as it seemed probable that I could take but little part in the organization of the club, I deemed it wise to take no further action until my affairs were more definitely settled. At the meeting of the Board of Regents on Tuesday the question was settled for me by that body’s denying my
University of California Berkeley, Calif
1891 May 15
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