[Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr.]
YALE UNIVERSITY,Secretary’s OfficeNew Haven, Conn.,April 18, 191lJohn Muir, LL.D.,Martinez, Cal.Dear Sir:-I have the honor to inform you that at a meeting of the Yale Corporation hold yesterday 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-first. We sincerely hope that you may be able to accept this invitation thereby enabling the University to honor itself in honoring you.Full information regarding the Commencement Exercises, entertainment in New Haven, etc., will be sent to you later. It is especially requested that the invitation contained in this communication to considered confidential. In early reply will be appreciated.I am, with high regard,Very truly yours,((signature illegible))Secretary
New Haven, Conn.
1911 Apr 18
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Stokes, Anson Phelps Jr., "Letter from [Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr.] to John Muir, 1911 Apr 18." (1911). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6057.
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