Creator

R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

EDITORIAL-DEPARTMENT
THE CENTURY-MAGAZINE
UNION SQUARE NEW YORK

R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.

R. U. JOHNSON,
ASSOCIATE EDITOR.

C. C. BUEL,
ASSISTANT EDITOR.

May 27th, 1896.

Mrs. John Muir,
Martinez, Cal.

Dear Mrs. Muir:

I have just received your note of the firstof May. What a long time it has been coming!I telegraphed you the other day that the Harvardmatter was all right, as I am informed by Professor Sargent,and he urged me to make sure that Mr. Muir would come, ashis presence to receive the degree is a condition of itsconferment. If it were necessary to urge, I should urge him to come by all means. The honor of a degree from Harvard is no small one, and it will be of use to all good causes in which he is [illegible] will be enlisted in California.
As I understand, there is no speech-making at the time of conferring the honor. I believe that there is alittle informal speaking at the alumni dinner afterward, but the speeches are always short and not much is expected. Moreover, if anything were expected, who could speak more interestingly of Harvard men whom he had known than your good husband. This is a very little matter and he must not

EDITORIAL-DEPARTMENT
THE CENTURY-MAGAZINE
UNION SQUARE NEW YORK

R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.

R. U. JOHNSON,
ASSOCIATE EDITOR.

C. C. BUEL,
ASSISTANT EDITOR.

Mrs.J.M.-2-

let it stand in the way of acceptance of such a compliment which is, in fact, a compliment to all those of us who have been associated with him. Harvard Commencement is an inspiring occasion and brings out the best there is in one. I am expecting a telegram from Mr. Muir in reply to my telegram. Professor Sargent is very much interested in having him come, and so am I and all of his friends at "The Century." As soon as I ascertain the exact date of Commencement I will let him know. It is along about the twenty-second or twenty-fourth of June I believe.
With kindest remembrances to you and the young ladies, as they must now be, I am, indeed,

Very sincerely yours,

P.S.

We had a little dinner at our house about a month ago,at which there were present Mr. Padarewski, Miss Szumowska, [illegble]Mr. and Mrs. Robert Underwood Janowski and their daughter, Agnes Janowski. Mr. Teslarowski also came in after dinner, and we had a Polish evening of it.

Location

New York

Date Original

1896 May 27

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21cm

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muir09_0168-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 09, Image 0168

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