Harold A. Caparn
American Society of Landscape ArchitectsEXECUTIVE COMMITTEEHAROLD A. CAPARN. President,156 Fifth Avenue, New YorkWARREN H. MANNING, Vice-President,1101 Tremont Building, Boston, Masa.CHARLES DOWNING LAY, Secretary,103 Park Avenue, New YorkHENRY V. HUBBARD, Treasurer,101 Tremont Street, Boston, Mesa. FERRUCCIO VITALE, 1913,St. James Building, New YorkJAMES STURGIS PRAY, 1914,jo Garden Street, Cambridge, Mass,PERCIVAL GALLAGHER, 1915,Brookline, Mass.156 Fifth Avenue, New YorkApril 4 1912.John Muir, Esq.,c/o Professor Henry Pairfield Osborn#850 Madison Avenue.Dear Sir:-The American Society of Landscape Architects is planning a movement to arouse public interest in and appreciation of the layout and purpose of Central Park. We wish to bring people to understand that it is a work of art of inestimable practical value as a recreation ground to an immense population. Some such steps seem necessary because of the continual attacks on the integrity of the Park made from many sides and the prevalent lack of organization and argument for its defense among a majority of those who value it so highly. We wish to arrange one or more public meetings at which speakers with different points of view should present the subject from many sides all tending to a similar conclusion, that of the preservation of the Park according to the general intent of the original designers.We very much desire to have you present at the first meeting which can be arranged to suit your convenience. Your reputation and personality would be of very great advantage05168
American Society of Landscape ArchitectsEXECUTIVE COMMITTEEHAROLD A. CAPARN, President,156 Fifth Avenue, New YorkWARREN H. MANNING, Vice-President, 101 Tremont Building, Boston, Mass. CHARLES DOWNING LAY. Secretary,103 Park Avenue, New YorkHENRY V. HUBBARD, Treasurer,101 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. FERRUCCIO VITALE, 1913,St. James Building, New YorkJAMES STURGIS PRAY, 1914,50 Garden Street, Cambridge, Mass.PERCIVAL GALLAGHER, 1915,Brookline, Mass.156 Fifth Avenue, New YorkJ.M.-2-to a cause which we consider to he really inseparable from those to which your lifework has been devoted. I would be very glad to call upon you by your appointment and lay the question before you in greater detail.Trusting that you will be able to speak for us at any length and from any point of view you may see fit, I amVery truly yours,[illegible]05168
1912 Apr 4
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.
Caparn, Harold A., "Letter from Harold A. Caparn to John Muir, 1912 Apr 4." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6237.
Reel 20, Image 0875
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