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In the decade between 1910 and 1920, Penrose set definitely the pattern of life which he followed for the remainder of his days. His mining interests and his investments, his duties as member of many boards of direction and of scientific and professional societies, occupied most of his time. Although he kept the house at 1331 Spruce Street open and fully staffed, he maintained a suite at the Bellevue-Stratford in Philadelphia, where he lived and where he died, and also kept permanent quarters at various places in New York—Hotel Wolcott, the University Club, the Harvard Club—so that he might occupy his own room whenever he went to the metropolis, which was frequently. In all organizations and clubs where it was possible to do so, he became a life member. He attended the meetings of organizations to which he belonged, the list including various International Geological Congresses—Toronto in 1913, Brussels in 1922, Madrid in 1926. In 1911 he went to Europe in the winter and spent the summer in western United States. That he also intended to go into the Hudson Bay country of Canada is evident from the following correspondence with Herbert Hoover:Letter from Penrose to H. C. Hoover, dated Savoy Hotel, London, May 11, igu Dear HooverMany thanks for your telegram telling me that you have managed to get the Hudson Bay Co. to give me a letter to their posts.

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