Gorge P. Ahern


G[orge] P. Ahern


John Muir



Sept 14/13

My dear Mr Muir

The table top & other pieces are being shipped by the Army transport that takes this letter. Please address "Depot Quartermaster U.S. Army San Francisco & give directions as to shipment from his depot. I hope you will like the top - it will darken in color when polished & after a year or so. It is farily well seasoned - the parts with it are not seasoned & should be given a little more time & then kiln dried. Am also sending you two of our bulletins & a wood sample of the wood in table top (Narra) same as Padouk of India. It gives me a real geniune pleasure to do this for you who have been doing so much all of your life for other people. The enclosed clipping will tell you of a new line of endeavor. As you were orginally (boyhood) from Wisconson you may be interested.


I am looking forward to a visit to California in 1915 & hope to see you at that time. When will the next part of your autobiography come out? - the second of what I presume will be in three parts.
Wishing you continued health & ability to keep at your work


G. P. Ahern


table from P.Is

September 13, 1913.

Depot Quartermaster,
U. S. Army,
Manila, P. I.


I have the honor to request authority to ship three parcels to the Depot Quartermaster at San Francisco, California, on the transport leaving Manila September 15. These parcels consist of:

One Table Top 70 Kilos
One Crate, containing unfinished parts of table 50 Kilos
One Plank 89 Kilos
Total Weight 209 Kilos
These parcels are marked, "Depot Quartermaster, U. S. Army, San Francisco, California, - from Major Ahern."

Very respectfully.



Manila [Philippine Ils.]

Date Original

1913 Sep 14


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0778

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