William D. Armes
[Sept. 18?] 
My dear Mr. Muir,
As you have probably seen by the Chronicle of Sept. 17th our first meeting was very successful. We had a very good audience, and I think made a very favorable impression. Several joined that night and several more since then so that today we have one-hundred-and-sixty-two names on our roll. Everyone greatly regretted your absence, which was the more unfortunate because neither Mr. Olney nor Prof. [Bronner?] was on hand. Prof. Serger, therefore, presided. I am now at work on the publication of the by-laws and list of members, and write to call your attention to the fact that certain committees should be appointed by you as President. There is an auditing committee of three Directors, and a com-
mittee on publication, also of three members, Directors. There is also a committee of thirteen on admissions, not Directors. The President is ex-[officer?] a member of all committees. If I might make a suggestion as to the personnel of the committees, I would suggest that Olney, [Bronner?], and Price be the auditing committee and Johnson, [Senger?] and Aumes the publication committee. This leaves out merely Pres. Jordan, who would not do much work on a committee anyhow, and Mr. Kerr, who leaves in a few weeks. If you think Pres. Jordan should be on a committee, I shall be glad to have you put him in place of me. At first I intended to send you a complete list of the members from which to select thirteen from for the committee on admissions, but afterwards thought that this would be little use to you because you would not what members had shown an especial interest in the Club.
I enclose a list of twenty-six of the more prominent members that I think would be willing to serve on such a committee. Please mark them so as to indicate the order in which you prefer to have them notified and I will see that the first thirteen are notified. If one declines to serve I will notify no. 14 and so on. There are two names on our list without initials or addresses; they are [Nolte?] and Belden, [illegible]thologist. I hope you will not think it presumptuous in me to make suggestions in regard to the committees: I do it simply to save you trouble.
Yours very truly,
Wm. D. Armes.
Names suggested for Com. on Admissions. Mountaineers, much interested in the Club. J. M. Hutchings J. B. McChesney G. B. Bayley Dorville Libby J. R. Knox John J. McLean Professors, Berkeley. C. B. Bradley Hermann Kower A. C. Sawson Geo. M. Richardson Professors, Stanford. M. B. Anderson Fernando Sanford E. E. Smith Attorneys Elliott Macallister (should by all means be on) Harold Wheeler Warren Gregory Wm. Thomas F P. Daring Undergraduates Will Denman (most admirable) Fred Pheby G. de F. Bartlett Unclassified. Horace Davis J. G. Lemmon Chas. F. Holder (Californian Magazine) Chas. H. Shinn R. H. Chapman Geol. Survey. R. H. McKee
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Armes, William D., "Letter from William D. Armes to John Muir, [1892 Sep 18]." (1892). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 196.
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