John Ritchie, Jr.


John Muir



February 1. 1899

Rev John Muir,

Dear Sir,

It gives me pleasure to send to you enclosed the formal notice of your election to Honorary Membership to the Appalachian Mountain Club It is the highest honor that Our Club can confer as a mark of appreciation for labor or researches in the fields of Alpinism - and I am pleased that so worthy a worker as yourself has been selected for this compliment.

Cordially Yours

John Ritchie Jr

Cor Sec A M Club




At the regular meeting of January, 1899,you were elected HONORARY MEMBER of the APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB.

For convenience of reference, a pamphlet containing the By-Laws of the Club, is mailed herewith, and your attention is called to article XX, relating to membership.

Will you please signify your acceptance.

Respectfully yours,

John Herbert, President.

John Ritchie Jr Cor. Sec

Rev John Muir

San Francisco





Date Original

1899 Feb 1


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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Reel 10, Image 0651

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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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