Edmond S. Meany
2a veritable palace of concrete, teak-wood floors, mahogany doors, bronze hinges, etc. In the home he has placed a magnificent pipe organ which he plays with electrical appliances. His cattle and horses are equally well housed and to one side he has a fine machine shop where he works or plays as he wishes. It is one of the show places in this State and he is visited by many excursions. For four years The Mountaineers Club has made a three-day trip there the last of each August. He protects the animals, birds, trees, and flowers, trying to save all the natural beauties.He has now concluded that he wishes to give to the State of Washington 2500 acres of his estate including the mountain and much of its beautiful surroundings as a State Park. He asked me to organize a party of University men to help in the work. I arranged for them to go with the Mountaineers on a chartered steamer. There were 107 of us. We had a beautiful time and between numbers on the pipe organ I read to the entire party your cordial letter of 14 August. This caused Mr. Moran to tell me about meeting you on the Stickeen in 1879, and then he turned earnestly to me and said: "If Muir ever comes to Puget Sound you be sure to bring him here." I would most certainly delight in doing that very thing.As soon as I reported this to the Mountaineers they began asking if I did not think it possible to get you to visit us. Please let me know if you can come and, if so, when. We can arrange the matter of expenses.05272
1912 Sep 10
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 20, Image 1297
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