P. B. Van Trump
3will be uphill work and will require time and individual influence. I can not help thinking that you and I have a common sentiment in regard to a proper mountain nomenclature. To name sublime mountain peaks after individuals is, in my opinion, in very bad taste, however great those individuals may have been. it certainly is contrary to the example set us by the ancients. Now, Mr. Muir, if consistent with your views on the subject, will you not write me, in your happy [illegible], something in approval of "Tahoma" that may be used for publication in the campaign for this expressive and048304euphonious native name? Your voiced sentiment - should it prove to be what I believe it will - would have great effect, especially when the clubs come (as I suppose they will) to petition the government to make the change to Tahoma official. Your name is already inseparably connected with the mountain in its [illegible]ature and ascents. Let me urge you to further emphasize that connection by aiding to restore to this "royalist of all the peaks of the Cascades" its original, rightful and euphonious native name.Yours sincerely and with happy memories of "Auld lang Syne".P. B. Van Trump04830
1910 Jul 8
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Reel 19, Image 0621
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