W[illia]m H. Knight


John Muir


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THE VENICE OF AMERICA is a unique and attractive seaside city, located on the beautiful Santa Monica Bay, 12 miles west of Los Angeles, and the nearest Beach town. It has a replica of the famous St. Marks, the Rialto, and the canals, bridges and other features of the Venice of Italy. The Chautauqua course of brilliant lectures and concerts will be held in the Auditorium---the finest Assembly Hall in California---beginning July 6. Hotel, rooming and tent accommodations in abundance. Five-cent electric car service to Santa Monica, Ocean Park and Playa del Rey.California Chautauqua at VeniceLecture and Concert Season of 1908B.R. BAUMGARDT. PRESIDENTWm. H. KNIGHT. SECRETARYOFFICE514 STIMSON BUILDINGLOS ANGELES. CAL. March 13, 1908Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal..Dear Sir:I write to inquire whether you contemplate visiting Southern California during the coming summer. If so we should like to have you occupy the platform of our California Chautauqua for one lecture. The subject may be of your own selection. We shall have a day---morning, afternoon and evening---devoted to Forest Reserves, Government Parks, Mountain Watersheds, etc. and it will be a good opportunity for you to speak your word to the people of California.Yours very truly,Wm H KnightKindly let me hear from you at an early date and oblige K.


Los Angels, Calif.

Date Original

1908 Mar 13


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 17, Image 0319

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