National Geographic : 1963 Oct
GILBERT H. GROSVENORCOLLECTION ) N.6 .5, Good omens do occur, as our wedding in Lon don, October 23, 1900, proved. We entered King's Weigh House Church in rain but came out to find the sun breaking through. Other happy auguries: Elsie accepted me on my father's birthday and married me on my parents' wedding anniversary. geography. It meant breaking with tradition by using photoengravings, particularly color, in unprecedented number. Above all it de manded the enthusiasm of a romanticist, young in heart, eager and inquiring. I have told the story in a separate, book length publication, but the assignment to write this anniversary article for the maga zine led me anew into old archives and my own voluminous correspondence.* While re living the vexing problems of my young man hood, I found references to half-forgotten facts and incidents that are disclosed here for the first time. When Elsie Bell and I first met in that long-ago summer, we had no premonition that a great task awaited us. We swam and sailed, strolled and talked. Three weeks later *In 1957 the Society published a revised paper-bound edition of Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor's history, The National Geographic Society and Its Magazine, 196 pages, 177 illustrations. The booklet is now out of print. 520 My flash-powder portrait of Elsie and a daughter in 1907 billowed smoke and terrified the youngsters, my son recalls. Dinghy sailing off Beinn Bhreagh proves a tonic for our spirits. I helped organize the Cruis ing Club of America in 1922; in my yawl Elsie, we have long cruised Nova Scotia waters. KODACHROMEBY GILBERT M. GROSVENOR,1954 © N.G.S.