Harrington Putnam


John Muir


[ca 1908][letterhead]Mr. John Muir, President AmericanAlpine Club.My dear Mr. Muir:I venture to address you regarding the coming Club meeting at Boston, and beg to urge that you will decide to come and be with us at that time. I need not say that you presence at such a meeting would be the occasion of great satisfaction, not only to the Club friends, but to your many Eastern readers, who recall your association with Emerson. Under our present arrangements the annual meetings are held at N.Y., Philadelphia and Baltimore so that meetings at Boston are seldom less than four years apart. Can you not therefore decide to come?I am emboldened to write you because of meeting you near Buck Canon [diacritic] in August 1902. You were returning toward Giant Forest, and I was then en route for Mt. Whitney. I know that Professor04125 Fay would gladly second my urging you to make this trip, and attend this dinner.I enclose a clipping from the "Sun" of Febry 1907, that you may not have seen.Yours faithfullyHarrington PutnamVice Presd. A.A.C.Harrington Putmanof Am Alp Club


Brooklyn, N. Y.

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Original letter dimensions: 26 x 20 cm.

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Reel 17, Image 1179

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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