Annie K. Bidwell


John Muir


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[4]those granted by it, honorary degrees," and that "the records of the old College of California shew that General Bidwell was granted an honorary detree in 1865, his name being the very first in the list, and will be the first of our list of some 6000 graduates."General was not a "graduate," but he was granted the degree of Master of Arts, Dr Willey wrote me this, also. Another singular incident is that the Chico State Normal School held very impressive memorial services for him on April 4, and one paper was entitled "How best can we honor General Bidwell: By striving to preserve the forest" etc. I can not recall the [1]1711 Q St. Washington D.C.May 4, 1905.Dear Mr Muir.Just a line to tell you how very grateful I am for your letter to me, and to Dr Benjamin, and to Mr Johnston, about dear General.Dt Benjamin is so very much in earnest in his enthusiasm for General Bidwell, as one to be honored by California, in the Hall of Fame, that he proposes to push the matter, and is urging it in 03562


Washington, D.C.

Date Original

1905-05-04 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 13.5 x 27 cm.

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