John Ritchie, Jr.


John Muir



April 20, 1898

Dear Sir:

It gives me pleasure to convey to you the information that at the last meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club you were elected to Corresponding membership in the club, formal note of which is enclosed For a number of years your papers and volumes, some of them at least have been in our library, the Glacier which bears your name is the most [impairing?] of our photographic treasures, so that we have not been unfamiliar with your work and you have been with us in spirit. It is as an old friend, therefore; that I welcome to actual fraternity with our Club members -

Cordially Yours

John Richie Jr
Corresponding Secretary
A. M. Club

Mr. John Muir
San Francisco, Cal




Date Original

1898 Apr 20


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0147

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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