Creator

Henry G. Bryant

Creator

Henry G. Bryant

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

Eighth International Geographic Congress
COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENT
W J McGEE JNO. JOY EDSON J. H. McCORMICK
CHAIRMAN TREASURER SECRETARY

EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONGRESS
COMMITTEE ON SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
W. M. DAVIS, Chairman, Cambridge, Mass. R. E. DODGE, New York
W M. LIBBEY, Secretary, Princeton, N. J. HENRY GANNETT, Washington
C. C. ADAMS, New York G. K. GILBERT, Washington
HENRY G. BRYANT, Philadelphia A. HEILPRIN, Philadelphia

February 15, 1904.

John Muir, A.M.,LL.D.,
Martinez,
California.

My dear Mr. Muir:-

I trust you have, ere this, received a copy of the preliminary circular giving details of the meeting of the Eighth International Geographic Congress, which is to assemble in America for the first time in September next. As a member of the Committee on Scientific Program, I venture to write in the hope that you may be induced to become a member of the Congress, and, if possible, contribute a paper on some subject of interest along the lines of your investigations.
The indications point to a notable attendance of eminent foreign and American scholars and I feel sure you would appreciate the opportunity thus afforded to meet these distinguished men of science and participate in the formal and social sessions, which are to take place in the several cities where meetings are to be held.
The committee will be gratified if you decide to affiliate with the Congress and, in case you desire to read a paper, they will be glad to give you every consideration within the rules governing the presentation of papers. Titles of proposed papers should be

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Eighth International Geographic Congress
COMMITTEE OF ARRANGEMENTS
W J McGEE JNO.JOY EDSON J.H.McCORMICK
CHAIRMAN TREASURER SECRETARY

EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONGRESS
COMMITTEE ON SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM
W. M. DAVIS, Chairman, Cambridge, Mass. R. E. DODGE, New York
W M. LIBBEY, Secretary, Princeton, N. J. HENRY GANNETT, Washington
C C. ADAMS, New York G. K. GILBERT, Washington
HENRY G. BRYANT, Philadelphia A. HEILPRIN, Philadelphia

communicated to the Secretary with as little delay as possible, so that they may be inserted in the preliminary program to be issued in June.
I have been asked to communicate with those distinguished in Mountain Exploration and Alpinism-with the object of securing their interest in the Congress,Your name has naturally occured to me in this connection, A number of prominent mountaineers have expressed their intention to attend and present papers, and it would be gratifying if you also could arrange to favor the meeting with your presence.

With kind regards, believe me

Your very truly,
[illegible]

2013 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, Pa.

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Location

Philadelphia

Date Original

1904 Feb 15

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir14_0063-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0063

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