Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr.


John Muir


YALE UNIVERSITY,SECRETARY'S OFFICE, New Haven, Conn., June 1, 1910.John Muir, LL.D., Martinez, Cal. Dear Sir:-I have the honor to inform you that at a meeting of the Yale Corporation held recently it was voted to confer upon you the degree of Doctor of Letters in case you can be present at the Commencement Exercises in New Haven, on Wednesday, June the twenty-second. We sincerely hope that you may be able to accept this invitation thereby enabling the University to honor itself in honoring you. I am enclosing a Commencement program. You are asked to be at Woodbridge Hall in Academic costume without hood Wednesday morning, June 22nd, at 9:45 o'clock promptly. If you do not happen to have a cap and gown and do not care to borrow them from friends, they may be secured from Messrs. Cotrell & Leonard, State Street, Albany, N. Y.As Commencement comes this year a week earlier than usual and as there is only three weeks before the Exercises, I would very highly appreciate & telegraphic reply at my expense. Very truly yours,[Anson Phelps Stokes]04775


New Haven, Conn.

Date Original

1910 Jun 1


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0449

Collection Identifier

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

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