Fordyce Grinnell, Jr.


John Muir


Pasadena, California.April 23, 1912.Mr John Muir233 Formosa Ave.,Hollywood, Cal.My dear Sir:On Thursday evening, May 2, the Entolmological Club will meet at Christopher's, 551 So. Broadway, Los Angeles, Prof. C. O. Esterly and Dr. Davidson will speak on the Oil Fly, Psilopa Petrolei, the larvae of which live in the crude petroleum near Los Angeles, the only organism which does so, as far as I know. There will be other communications and general discussion among the students of insect life of this vicinity, followed by a banquet.We would be very glad to have you present with us on this occassion, as a guest of honor. I think we can claim you as an entomologist, as there is a butterfly, Thecla muirii, named after you by Henry Edwards about the year051781881; and a very pretty little moth, Gyros muiri also named by Henry Edwards. We won't ask you to speak, unless you would like to do so, and of course we would like to hear you. But we would just like to have you present, and have the pleasure of meeting you; And I am sure you would be glad to meet the rest of us, who are naturalists also.I sincerely hope you will let me know in the affirmative, and I would be glad to call for you and take you to the meeting if you would desire that.Yours very truly,Fordyce Grinnell, Jr.572 N. Marengo Ave.,Pasadena, Calif.05178


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1912 Apr 23


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 0909

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

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