W[illia]m D. Armes
please meet me in the main hall upstairs of the Maison Doree [diacritic] next Friday evening at 6:30 or if you prefer in Doxey’s bookstore, under Palace Hotel at 6:15. I shall be glad to hear that you can come, and hope you will let me know at which place to await you.
Yours very truly,
Wm. D. Armes.
1116 West Street,
Feb. 13th, 1893.
My dear Mr. Muir,
I forgot after all to say anything to you about the dinner on Friday evening next. I shall be very glad if you can make it convenient to go with me, and think I can promise you a very pleasant evening in an informal way. The Club is composed of about twenty-five young literary men, lawyers, artists, newspaper writers, and university men, and meets once a month for a simple dinner together. After dinner an essay is read by some member and a discussion follows. Every thing is conducted in a very free and easy way, no full dress, no ceremony, no nonsense of that sort at all. Mr. Davis, Mr. Cheney, and Mr. Holder will in all probability be present – they have signified the intention of being present. I promise you that you will not be called on for a speech, either formal or informal. If you can come,
1893 Feb 13
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.
Armes, William D., "Letter from W[illia]m D. Armes to John Muir, 1893 Feb 13." (1893). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 236.
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