James D[avie] Butler


John Muir


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[letterhead]March 15 1886John Muir, Esq.My dear Friend.It is too long since I have heard from you - longer than I would formerly have believed possible.Some outline of my life I send you, and am confident I shall have yours in return and that right early. I live here, just as when you were last here. and have all the same family. My boys are both away. Jamie in Iowa railroading._Henry at Superior on the Great Lakes. _ a lawyer and building up a city. "Hatching [illegible] empires." My wife is no more an invalid.Twice have I been abroad._taking Anna on one journey and Agnes on another. We returned on the Oregon-[illegible] yesterday. _when the Northern Packcig opened I was at Portland._ and then went on into British Columbia. _The same season four of us slept 3 nights on the tentless ground among the Yellowstone geysers._It is but about a year since I last returned from Europe._and that year I have been studious here.


Madison [Wisc.]

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1886 Mar 15


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 19.5 cm.

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