[Organizing Committee of The Explorers' Club]
May 12th, 1904.Dear Sir:-An Association is to be formed in New York City to "be known as the Explorers' Club, whose objects shall be to unite explorers in the bonds of good-fellowship, and to promote the work of exploration by every means in its power.With this end in view, a meeting and a banquet will he held on Saturday evening, May 28th, at seven o'clock, at the Aldine Association rooms, 111 Fifth Avenue, for the purpose of forming a permanent organization, and of electing officers.The undersigned, who are acting as a Committee on Organization, cordially invite you to be present at the banquet and meeting thereafter, and to co-operate in organizing the club. The banquet will cost $2.50 per plate, which may be paid for on the evening of the meeting. It is understood that the dues will be kept at a moderate figure, not to exceed five dollars per annum.Please send a reply to this communication at your earliest convenience to the acting Secretary, Henry Collins Walsh - 452 Fifth Avenue - New York City.Hoping that we shall have the pleasure of your company on the occasion mentioned, we have the honor to remain,Yours very truly,Gen. A. W. Greely,Donaldson Smith,Prof. Carl Lumholtz, Dr. F. A. Cook,Prof. Marshall Seville,F. S. Dellenbaugh,Caspar Whitney,Dr. Wm. H. Furness,Henry Collins Walsh.
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