P. B. Van Trump
Yelm, Wash, July 18th, 1910.John Muir,Martinez, Cal.My Dear Friend:Your Kind, friendly and esteemed letter of 12th came duly to hand, and I thank you for it. Your acceptance and commendation of Tahoma will, I am sure, be very helpful in this matter. It is principally the Rotary Clubs and their friends, so far, that have publicly agreed to the compromise name, but they are large and influential organizations in both cities. The editors of the papers of the rival cities do not wrangle as much as they048332used to over the mountain name. The new comers to the state - and their number is on the increase - will naturally prefer the expressive and poetic native name, Altogether, the existing conditions seem to favor the movement for a change.Excuse my use of a pencil. In my old age I find writing with a pen difficult and [irksome.?]Most faithfully yours,P. B. Van Trump.P.S. Since writing the above yours of 14th has come.Yes, the mountain book sent is beautiful, and the mountain is thoroughly pictured nowadays. The views taken by Warner when04833
we visited and ascended the mountain with the Ingraham party were for some time the standards on Puget Sound, but since then five photographers ga[illegible]e have taken the mountain from many view points, and a perfect ar[illegible]y of amateur and of Kodak friends have taken shots at the old giant. That Warner turned out a "bad but". He promised me duplicates of the views but never sent me one. Old man S[illegible] gave him money in advance for pictures, but never got one.P. B. V. T.
1910 Jul 18
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.
Van Trump, P. B., "Letter from P. B. Van Trump to John Muir, 1910 Jul 18." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5085.
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