George R. Noyes


George R. Noyes


John Muir


are not convenient for you a date early next September. (The first half of May is taken of by the annual examinations.) The address would be given in Hearst Hall, and in the evening.
Hoping that we may have the pleasure of hearing you speak before us, I remain,

Faithfully yours,

George R. Noyes


John Muir, Esq. LLD

Martinez, California.


2249 College Ave.

Berkeley, Cal.

March 24, 1907.

My dear Mr. Muir,

The members of our chapter of Phi Beta Kappa feel honored by your acceptance of honorary membership in our Society. We trust that you will be able to be our guest at dinner on Thursday, April 4, at seven o'clock


at the Hotel Carleton, [that?] of Telegraph Ave. and Durand, Berkeley. If you are able to give us that pleasure, will you not notify me a few days in advance?
It is the custom of our Chapter to listen to an annual address, delivered at a special meeting of the Society, to which the public is invited. Our Executive Committee hopes that it may be your pleasure to act as our orator this year. The subject,

of course, would be of your own choosing. The date of the address may also be left to you. Our regular time has been on the afternoon before commencement; but on that day the audiences have not been large, since many students and other residents have left Berkeley, and those remaining are busy with many private interests. If you consent to give the address, we suggest as a date April [illegible] (Friday), or April 29 (Monday); or, if these times


Berkeley, Calif.

Date Original

1907 Mar 24


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 25 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0693

Collection Identifier

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

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