Henry Van Dyke


Henry van Dyke


John Muir



March 15


Dear Mr Muir:

I have just proposed Dr. Charles F. Holden for membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters, his work is ichthyology and the charm with which he has written of out-door life, qualify him. And we want more members from the Pacific Coast.
The by-laws require three proposers. I believe you know Mr Holder and I hope you will be willing to be one of his proposers. If so will you write to Mr Henry D. Sedgwick c/o Robert J. Johnson, The Century Magazine? At the


meeting in Chicago in November, it will be good to have more men from West of the Mississippi, and I hope you will be one of them.
I wish I could see you while we are in California, but they keep me very busy among the foot-hills. "My heart's in the highlands".


Henry Van Dyke


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Mar 15


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0207

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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