Henry van Dyke
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
1913 Mar 15
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.
Van Dyke, Henry, "Letter from Henry van Dyke to John Muir, 1913 Mar 15." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3934.
Reel 21, Image 0207
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