Dan[iel] Beard


John Muir


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THE SONS OF DANIL BOONEBRANCH OFCLUB OF CLUBS11 EAST 24 TH STREETYORK [illegible] ITY87 Bowne Ave., Flushing, L . I . , April 2nd, 1907. My dear Mr. Muir:- I am writing you in the interests of the boys of America,As you know all normal boys delight in readingof out of door achievements and all boys naturally from themselves into "gangs". Some time ago it occurred to me that we should take advantage of these t[illegible]ndencies and use them for the [illegible] own good. With this purpose in view I have formed a society of boys called the Sons or Daniel Boone. The society is composed of local branches termed "Forts" ,of which [illegible] already have five hundred, each Fort being a club in itself. The PRESYDENT of a Fort has the title [illegible] DANIEL BOONE;the Secretary, the title of David Crociltt; the Treasure, the title of Kit[illegible]Carson; the Librarian, the title of Audubon; the Fores[illegible]r, the title of Simon Kenton. Mr. Roosevelt has very kindly selected a feat or achievenment as follows for the Roosevelt Top Notch: "A deed of heroism and daring, (not necessarily for the saving of life, but in which life saving may be incidental) ; as, for instabce, in protecting women and children fr[illegible] injury and abuse; saving property from fire and03859


Flushing, L.I.

Date Original

1907-04-02 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20.5 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 0705

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