Elliott McAllister


R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


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Circular of May 22nd, 1893.To the Members of the Sierra Club:With this mail has been forwarded to each member a map of King's River Canon, and one of the Yosemite region. Please acknowledge receipt of the same on the enclosed blank.The Directors wish to place themselves in touch with the individual members of the Club, and to obtain their co-operation in all that may be done. The members are therefore requested not to hesitate to make such suggestions concerning the Club's work as they may deem proper.In a few days the Club will open to members its room in the Academy of Sciences Building, in San Francisco. Mr. John Muir has presented the Club with a large number of mementos of his mountaineering, as well as some photographs. To this nucleus each member is now called on to make additions, in order that our walls may be covered and a library formed.Many are dissatisfied with the appearance of our seal. The intention was to have a representation of a Sequoia Gigantea, the tree being peculiar to the coast. But the designer was in no way successful in his effort. The Directors intend to obtain a more perfect seal, and wish an expression of opinion as to the design. All suggestions must contemplate a design not less than twelve inches in diameter; from the accepted design a seal will be made by reduction and the original framed for the walls.Amongst the records and in the publications, will be preserved any information concerning the mountains that is of general interest.Finally an increase of our membership is so much to be desired, that the Directors ask the members to enlist the sympathy of their friends, and to propose for membership as many as possible.The wants of the Club may be summarized as follows :(a)Contributions to a library;(b)Proposals for membership; (c)Designs for a seal;(d)Suggestions of work to be done ; (e)Information for publication;Respecfully yours,ELLIOTT McALLISTER,SecretarySIERRA CLUB,ACADEMY OF SCIENCE BUILDING,Room 51A,SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.04344


San Francisco

Date Original

1893 May 22


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 19.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 0974

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Page 4


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