Howard Palmer


Howard Palmer


John Muir


PRESIDENTHON.HARRINGTON PUTNAMVICE PRESIDENTSMR.HENRY G. BRYANTPROF.JOSEPH N. LECONTESECRETARYMR.HOWARD PALMERNEW LONDON CONN.THEAMERICAN ALPINE CLUBTREASURER MR.ALLSTON BURR60 STATE STREETBOSTONCouncilorsMR.FRANK W.FREEBORNPROF.EDWARD C.PICKERINGPROF.HARRY FIELDING REIDPROF.A LAWRENCE ROTCHNEW LONDON.CONN.,SEPT.17, 1912.John Muir.Esq.,Martinez, California.Dear Sir:-The American Alpine Club is in receipt of an invitation from theHon.Walter I.Fisher,Secretary of the Interior,to participate in a conference of superintendents of National Parks, government officials conneoted therewith,representatives of the railroads having to do with the transportation of tourists to the parks, etc., to be held at the Yosemite National Park, California, beginning on or about Oct. 7th next to continue for about three days.The Seoretary says in part, "The Chief Clerk of the Department, Mr. Clement S. Uoker, will act as secretary of the conference and will arrange the various details. At a later date he will advise those who expect to attend regardlng the exact date and place of meeting, hotel accommodations, rates, et cetera,and will furnish all necessary information relative to the conference and the stay in the park. Persons attending the conference will make their own arrangements for transportation to and returning from the parks"As the one of all our members whose name most intimately associated with the Yosemite National Park, Justice HarringtonPutnam, has suggested that I extend the Club's codiasssssl invitation05275

THEAMERICAN ALPINE CLUBPRESIDENTHON. HARRINGTON PUTNAM VICE PRESIDENTSMR. HENRY G. BRYANT PROF. JOSEPH N. LECONTESECRETARYMR. HOWARD PALMER NEW LONDONCONN.TREASURER MR. ALLSTON BURR60 STATE STREETBOSTON COUNCILORSMR. FRANK W. FREEBORN PROF. EDWARD C. PICKERINGPROF. HARRY FIELDING REIDPROF. A. LAWRENCE ROTCH Page 2to you to represent it on this occasion. If its former President can find it convenient to accept this mission. I am sure that it will afford the Club much gratification. Upon receipt of your reply, I will communicate with the Secretary of the Interior, and request that further particulars he forwarded, if necessary. Very truly yours, [illegible]Seoretary.05275


New London, Conn.

Date Original

1912 Sep 17


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1311

Collection Identifier

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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