Nellie M. Gleason
for your accommodation and wait for a suggestion from you as to terms.
The date we would leave to you, but preferably some Friday evening September.
Nellie M. Gleason
Mrs. R. P. Gleason
Mr John Muir.
The Star King Fraternity of Oakland, a literary society composed of men and women who meet for study and instruction, is much interested in the subject of mountain climbing, and hope to have one or two evenings devoted to the subject that will be in the nature of round-table talks
by people who have had experience.
We wish very much that you would speak to us on the subject also, as a climax. Would it be possible for us to induce you to do so?
There are a great many people in Oakland who would be more than glad to hear you, and if you consented, the Fraternity would open its doors to its friends.
We would not wish to limit you to the subject of mountain climbing, or ask you to prepare a formal paper. An
informal talk on the mountains that you have visited and the birds and flowers and trees that help to make them beautiful would be just as welcome to us, and perhaps less trouble to you.
The Star King Fraternity is allied with the Unitarian Church and I should have asked Mr. Weudte [diacritic] or Mr. Warren Olney to speak a word to you in our behalf but Mr. Olney is away at present and Mr. Weudte [diacritic] very busy.
if you can come we will make whatever arrangements you wish
1897 Aug 9
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.
Gleason, Nellie M., "Letter from Nellie M. Gleason to John Muir, 1897 Aug 9." (1897). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2285.
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