[Letter to brother Dan.]

[Letter to brother Dan.]


John Muir


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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

In this amusing letter dated April 17, 1869, from ""Ranch in the foothills two miles from La Grange,"" Muir acknowledges his brother's announcement of the arrival of a son, then proceeds to express his pride in his Scottish heritage: ""I have always maintained that the Scotch are the salt of the earth. The French are more affable & polite, the Italians more lively & graceful & the Germans more dreamy & imaginative but for real kindness of heart, depth of intellect, & all the graver higher attributes of humanity, the sons of Caladonia [sic] are unequalled. As a philanthropist then I rejoice at the birth of every Scot in general, & every Muir in particular, & I am glad to hear that there is fair prospects of your soon engaging in the good work & furnishing an average quota of precious Scotch element to the grand human mass of the earth. . . .""


The View from John Muir's Window [Martinez, California], no. 22


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[Letter to brother Dan.]



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