W[illia]m D. Armes
please meet me in the main hall upstairs of the Maison Doree [diacritic] next Friday evening at 6:30 or if you prefer in Doxey’s bookstore, under Palace Hotel at 6:15. I shall be glad to hear that you can come, and hope you will let me know at which place to await you.Yours very truly,Wm. D. Armes.Address1116 West Street,Oakland.01628[letterhead]Feb. 13th, 1893.My dear Mr. Muir,I forgot after all to say anything to you about the dinner on Friday evening next. I shall be very glad if you can make it convenient to go with me, and think I can promise you a very pleasant evening in an informal way. The Club is composed of about twenty-five young literary men, lawyers, artists, newspaper writers, and university men, and meets once a month for a simple dinner together. After dinner an essay is read by some member and a discussion follows. Every thing is conducted in a very free and easy way, no full dress, no ceremony, no nonsense of that sort at all. Mr. Davis, Mr. Cheney, and Mr. Holder will in all probability be present – they have signified the intention of being present. I promise you that you will not be called on for a speech, either formal or informal. If you can come,
1893 Feb 13
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