Helen [Muir Funk]
"To explore, enjoy, and render accessible the mountain regions of the Pacific Coast; to publish authentic information concerning them; to enlist the support and co-operation of the people and the Government in preserving- the forests and other natural features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains."
Board of Directors-1912-1913Martinez. San FranciscoBerkeleySan Francisco. . BerkeleyStanford University San Francisco Los Angeles Los AngelesMr. John Muir, PresidentProf. A. G. McAdie, Vice-PresidentProf. J. N. Le Conte, Treasurer .Mr. William B. Colby, Secretary .Prof. Wm. F. BadeProf Vernon L. KelloggMr. B. T. ParsonsMr. Willoughby RodmanMr. Clair S. Tappaan
Honorary Vice-PresidentsHon. James Bryce, British Embassy, Washington, D. C.Mr. Henry S. Graves, Forester Washington, D. C.Pres. David Starr Jordan . . Stanford UniversityMr. J. Horace McFarland . . Harrisburg, Pa.Outing CommitteeProf. J. N. Le Conte Mr. B. T. ParsonsMr. Wm. B. Colby, Chairman and ManagerEditorial BoardSIERRA CLUB 402 MILLS BUILDINGProf. Wm. F. Bade. Editor .... BerkeleyMr. Wm. B. Colby, Notes and Correspondence, BerkeleyMrs. B. T. Parsons, Book Reviews BerkeleyMr. A. H. Allen Mr. Elliott McAllisterMr. Clair 8. Tappaan, (Los Angeles) Assistant ManagerProf. J. B. Church, Jr. Mr. Edward T. ParsonsProf. J. N. Le Conte Prof. H. W. RolfeSan Francisco, Cat.San Francisco, May 15, 1913.
I thank you for your long letter with a delightful cheery ring in it from end to end, which has relieved me from the miserable anxiety I suffered after you had been taken with the Grippe. Of course Buel has told me all the details of the ranch down there. Everything looks apparently hopeful and your life there, even in a business way will now be all plain sailing.
I was at the University yesterday to take a degree with John Swett, who also obtained the degree of Doctor of Laws, and of course he was delighted. The Commencement was quite a pleasant show. Four or five acres of gaily dressed men and women made a beautiful flower bed and Commencement exercises were all In good taste and went off smoothly, as did the alumni dinner, to which Swett and I were invited. I am going down this afternoon to see Charlotte and Baby Jean and will return home tomorrow, hoping to find Buel still there.
Be sure to keep those boys fenced off from the railroad tracks.
Ever your devoted father,
1913 May 15
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Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to Helen [Muir Funk], 1913 May 15." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3989.
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