C[harles] W[alter] Carruth


John Muir


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[3]engaged our attention would very much like to have the pleasure and honor of putting your name on its list of Honorary Members, and as a Director of the Club. I wish that you would authorize me to present your name in this way. Prof Henry Morse Stephens and two others are the only names on the list at present. There are no fees nor duties connected with this membership--but, if sometimes we might have an informal talk from you on your travels or any phase of your work, we would appreciate it highly.Trusting that I may have the pleasure of meeting you during the coming summer, and thanking you most sincerely for your interst in my humble self and family, I remainYours, enthusiasticallyC W Carruth[1]Oakland, May 31, 1912Dear Mr. Muir:I was delighted to receive your letter of a recent date, and to know that you are feeling so well after your return from the "Quest of the Araucaria" and the search for other arboreal and floral wonders. We followed the meagre reports that were published from time to time of your travels with much interest. What a splendid time you must have had!Your letter begins with such a delicious figure that it is worth waiting a year for "a talus of letters a year high." The naturalist, the 05204


Oakland [Calif.]

Date Original

1912 May 31


Original letter dimensions: 17 x 27 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 1019

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