James D[avie] Butler


John Muir


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Madison, Wis. Xmas 1886John Muir Esq. My dear Friend, of old, and of always.You are not dead, or deaf, or dumb._ Your statistics are good._ but all sticks are dry, _ or distasteful_ save sticks of candy.+Enclosed I place my accounts of our [illegible] in the Yosemite._ which I think still the most notable inistance of Telepathy as yet known to me Pray write out for me your memory of your impressions which led you to come down into the valley seeking me._ They ought to be records in your own words.I also want a word of your Yellowstone route. So I wrote, I was there in '83.Would that you were eating Xmas with us today. We have but one of our four at home,_ Agnes_ the youngest - and concentrating all the best of chore before. The oldest railing in Iowa. Henry is at Superior on Lake Superior - where he is doing well as a lawyer, _ and yet also remains scholarly.


Madison, Wisc.

Date Original

1886 [Dec 25]


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 19.5 cm.

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Reel 05, Image 0746

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