Alex G. Eells


John Muir


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[3]all of a most appreciative hearing, and as to yourself I want to say again that I think it a most favorable time and place to assist in working up a sentiment in favor of placing the control of the Yosemite Valley in the same hands with that of the National Park - following your own suggestion. Owing to the high standard of the membership of the Club, I think more can be accomplished at this meeting than perhaps in any other way And, as you know, this is a very opportune time.The usual time of meeting is the 3rd Monday in November (the 21st) but I can easily shift this if the date is inconvenient. I should like to know what place on the program you would prefer, as I shall arrange it entirely according to your wishes. The Club always provides its speakers with several tickets each to be used[2]I write to ask you to do what you can, next time you are in town, to get Mr Keith to accept.The program as I have planned it seems to me as completely harmonious and attractive that I wish to do everything possible to carry it into effect just as it stands.We have had so much of the ultra "scientific" spirit that I think it will be in everyway desirable for us to get back to the untechnical - the poetic or humanitarian standpoint - at least for a change.I intend this program, in one aspect, as a stand against surrendering the Club, on the one hand to the intensely "practical" fellows, and, on the other hand to the professors and other devotees of technics.I need not stop to assure you


San Francisco

Date Original

1904-09-29 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0568

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