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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

This news account contains two letters. The first begins: "Martinez, California, July 20, 1904. Dear James Davie Butler (Yosemite Magnet): In all my life, now growing long, no other psychological Xray has proved so strong as that shot from yourself as you entered Yosemite 35 years ago, which; as you. know, suddenly awakened me from contemplation of the landscape on the top of North Dome and pulled me down to you over rocks and brush by a way I knew not." Muir writes about his recent trip around the world and of President Roosevelt's visit the year before. He concludes wishing that Dr. Butler would live a full century, "bearing the big years like a noble sequoia." The second letter is written to Mrs. Butler, Aug., 1869. Muir relates the unusual circumstances by which he found Dr. Butler, and says that her husband is in excellent health. The only copy of this item we have been able to find is located in Butleriana Miscellanies, v. 2, State Historical Society of Wisconsin.


John Muir Home From a Year of World Circling. N. p., [1904].


Single leaf, 33.3 x 17.25 cm. Printed on one side only.



John Muir Home From a Year of World Circling.



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