[Robert Underwood] Johnson
Martinez, Aug. 4, 1914Dear Johnson unchangeable immortal friend I often wish we were fewer miles apart that we might come face to face every day through all the seasons & years. But we meet everyday anyhow for you are never out of heart & mind.Many thanks for the good Academy news, that at the November meeting a number of the French Academy will take part bringing greetings from that famous body of great men. This formal recognition will I feel sure go far toward enlisting the interest of those able to help in building up our young academy & spreading its influence in every direction. The first thousand for money foundation in your work are always the hardest to get. Be of good cheer. You are sure to make a grand success of this, as you have always done in every kind of public service you have put your hand to.
1914 Aug 4
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