Hamlin Garland et. al.
National Institute of Acts and letters
To the Members of the National Institute of Arts and Letters:
The train for Chicago will leave New York City by the Pennsylvania Railroad at 5.04 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, from the Pennsylvania Station, 33d Street and Seventh Avenue. Please inquire for the two sleeping cars reserved for the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Berths are provided by the hospitality of the Cliff Dwellers. Members accompanied by their wives will please go on board the reserved compartment sleeping car. Members pay their own fares, and will please remember not to buy tickets but to pay on the train. Those who desire to check baggage will please inquire for Mr. Wallace of the Pennsylvania Railroad at the information bureau at least half an hour before the train starts. The fare from New York to Chicago on the 5.04 train is $24.15. The Railroad Company makes no reduction for round trip ticket. Members are requested to come in good season. There will be a special dining-car on the train. Information concerning clubs and hotels at Chicago for members to go to will be given on board the train.
Members from Philadelphia will take the train at North Philadelphia at 7.02 p. m.
It is expected that the following members will constitute the party on board the train: Messrs. Karl Bitter, F. E. Chadwick (and Mrs. Chadwick), G. W. Chadwick (and Mrs. Chadwick), Wm. M. Chase (and Mrs. Chase), F. S. Converse, W. L. Cross, Frank Miles Day, Reginald De Koven, Arthur Foote, Ben Foster, D. C. French, William Gillette, Clayton Hamilton, Birge Harrison, Thomas Hastings, Ripley Hitchcock, Wm. H. Howe, Samuel Isham, Albert Jaegers, Owen Johnson, R.U. Johnson, John L. Long, T. R. Lounsbury, W. H. Low, H. W. Mabie, Percy Mackaye, H. A. MacNeil (and Mrs. MacNeil), Brander Matthews, J. B. McMaster, Harrison S. Morris, Leonard Ochtman, W. L Phelps, A. S. Pier, Bela L. Pratt (and Mrs. Pratt), E. W. Redfield, J. F. Rhodes, H. D. Sedgwick, Wm. M. Sloane, W. T. Smedley, Augustus Thomas, H.O. Walker, F.H. Williams, and that the following members, in addition, will be present at Chicago: Messrs. L. Betts, Madison Cawein, H.C. Chatfield Taylor, Ralph Clarkson, S. M. Crothers, O. W Firkins, Hamlin Garland, Wm. E. Griffis, Robert Herrick, Edgar S. Kelley, R. M. Lovett, Wm. R. Mead, Meredith Nicholson, Wm. M. Payne, I. K. Pond, F. A. Stock, Lorado Taft, Wm. A. White.
Your committee earnestly hopes that other members may still find it possible to come. In case of any change of intention as to going please at once notify the Secretary, H. D. Sedgwick, 120 East 22d Street, New York.
ROBERT UNDERWOOD JOHNSON
HENRY D. SEDGWICK
JESSE LYNCH WILLIAMS
Dated New York, November 6th, 1913,
1913 Nov 6
Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
Garland, Hamlin, "Letter from Hamlin Garland et. al. to [John Muir], 1913 Nov 6." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4154.
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