National Geographic : 1914 Apr
THE PRIVATE OFFICE OF GILBERT H. GROSVENOR, THE EDITOR OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE AND THE DIRECTOR OFTHE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Mr. Grosvenor's beautiful office is paneled in cypress, with rafter ceiling, and finished in softbrown tones throughout. The room isquite a contrast to the quarters occupied by the Society when Mr. Grosvenor was appointed, April, 1899,todevelop theMagazine and Society. Atthat time, 15 years ago, the National Geographic Society shared a small room, 1o x 14 feet, with anotherscientific organization, and had notsufficient income, with its membership of 9oo, to provide him with clerical assistance. Then the Editor could carry theentire edition ofone month onhis back; today one month's edition makes a pile two miles high, and the ink used for printing a singleissue ismore than tenmen cancarry.