James D[avie] Butler


John Muir


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Greek and Shakespeare are my special pets._but just now I have a cruse for ascettaining the true inwardness of famous Bridger_the great pathsfinger from the Missouri is thr [illegible] . Tell me some char- actristic incident about him.The deaths of my life-long friend Gen Alwood I heard of when I was lingering in Vienna._I was with Emerson who told me of his forsaking you at the Big Trees_which his party had enough of before your wonder had been fairly roused.Give us now a leaf of your life..Tell me of wife. nice ones. in troubles.writings and studies. When shall we see you here again? Art here has advanced,_Nature could not.It is not a year since Kate Merrill to whom I introduced you in Indianapolis_but we ought to write offe ner.Today I am 71 years old._but am so well, that I must compute the age I cannot feel._With memories and hopes. yrs. James D. Butler.01223


Madison [Wisc.]

Date Original

1886 Mar 15


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 19.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0632

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