Evela Parker Kendall


John Muir


General Federation of Women’s ClubsPRESIDENTMRS. PERCY V. PENNYBACKER. 2606 WHITIS AVENUE. AUSTIN. TEXAS.CONSERVATION DEPARTMENTMRS. EMMONS CROCKER CHAIRMAN. 40 mechanic street, fitch bu rg. Massachusetts MISS MYRA L. DOCK. VICE-CHAIRMAN, fayetteville. PennsylvaniaFORESTRY COMMITTEE MRS. LOVELL WHITE, chairman2245 Sacramento st., San Francisco. CaliforniaBIRD COMMITTEE MRS. MAY RILEY SMITH, Chairman. 241 west 74th, street, new York CityMRS. A. L. CHRISTIE Board member. 21S South Washington Street, Butte, MontanaWATERWAY COMMITTEEMRS. LYOIA ADAMS-WILLIAMS. Chairman, Forest service, Washington, d. c. LINCOLN WAY TREE COMMITTEE MRS. E. E. KENDALL, chairman. 6731 Euclid avenue. Chicago, IllinoisConservation Department, G. F. ,W. C. Chicago, June 4, 1914. Mr. John Muir, Dear Sir:The honor of your presence is requested at a Lincoln Way Tree Dinner, to be given in the Pine Tree Room, Stratford Hotel, Chicago, Conservation Day, June 16th, 1914, at 5 P. M. Mrs. Philip N. Moore, Past President of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, will be Toast Mistress. Mrs. W. L. Christie, Board Member, and Mrs. Harriet Bishop Wauters, Managing Editor of the Gen. Fed. Magazine, will respond to toasts,. Mr. A. R. Partington, Vice-President of the Lincoln Highway [illegible], will rear and to the toast, "The Lincoln Highway". Mr. Wilhelm Miller, Head of the Land Garden section of the Dent, of Horticulture, University of Illinois, will give a thirty minute illustrated talk on "The Planting Plan of the Lincoln Highway", with special reference to the planting of the Main Road from Lincoln's old home in Springfield to the Lincoln Way.-Mrs. William M. Wauters, Chairman of New Jersey Federation Conservation Dept., will give an original poem, entitled,. "The Laurel Crowned Lincoln Way".If it is impossible for you to attend this dinner, we should appreciate a message from you to be read at the dinner. Very respectfully yoursChairman, Lincoln Way Tree Com., Conservation Dept., G. F. W. C.6731 Euclid Avenue, Chicago , Illinois. Years ago you sent me a beautiful book Our National Parks which I have treasured ever since. I have visited Yosemite, Glacier, YellowStone since and now we aim to [illegible] not only the [illegible] way but the main Roads leading to your - our national

parks - and give to the world splendid highways and a more beautiful America.What suggestions have you for [planting?] the [illegible] land of the west or any other part of the highway-Gratefully yours,Evela Parker Kendall[illegible]man Lincoln Way Free Com.Conservation Dept. G.F.W.[A.?].



Date Original

1914 Jun 4


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 22, Image 0363

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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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