Benjamin Ide Wheeler


John Muir


Berkeley, May 11, 1903.

My dear Mr. Muir:—

I hope very much that we are to have you with us for the Commencement exercises next Thursday morning, May fourteenth. Mrs. Wheeler and I hope to have the pleasure of your company at luncheon immediately after the Commencement exercises. The exigencies of a small house will make it possible for us to have only the President's own immediate party and a few of the older Regents at our own table. Mrs. Hearst, however, has very kindly placed her house, which stands next door to ours, at our disposal for the day, and you and our other friends who gather there for lunch will be none the less our guests than if room permitted the whole company to be gathered under our own roof.

Very sincerely yours,


Mr. John Muir,




Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

1903 May 11


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0542

Collection Identifier

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

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