F[ranklin] E. Perham
April 29, 1899
Mr. John Muir,
We have in Berkeley an organization of the public school teachers which has been engaged [during?] the year in securing speakers who have something to say of interest not only to the teachers but to all who are interested in the public schools. It is our desire to hear from John Muir on some topic connected with the Sierras or his experience elsewhere on the Pacific Coast. Can you not give us a date some time in May? I can assure you of a hearty reception. Please let me hear from you stating terms, and date.
My dear Sir
I heartily thank you & the teachers of the Berkley Public Schools for the honor [addressing?] [them?]
I'm truly sorry I cannot [illegible] it. Im sorry I must start for Alaska in a week or two & in the meantime I am hard at work trying to finish on some [illegible] tasks that ought to be completed before I go.
Again, thanking you for the honor.
1899 Apr 29
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.
Perham, Franklin E., "Letter from F[ranklin] E. Perham to John Muir, 1899 Apr 29." (1899). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2385.
Reel 10, Image 0765
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