John Muir


[James Davie] Butler


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Martinez Sep. 1, 1889.My dear old friend Prof. Butler,You are not forgotten but I am stupidly busy, too much so to be able to make good use of odd hours in writing. All the year I have from fifteen to forty men to look after on the ranch besides the selling of the fruit, & the editing of Picturesque California & the writing of half of the work or more. This fall I have to contribute some articles to the Century magazine so you will easily see that I am laden. It is delightful to see you in your letters with your family & books & glorious surroundings. Every region of the world that has been recently glaciated is pure & wholesome & abounds in fine scenery & such a region is your northern lake


Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original

1889 Sep 1


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Reel 06, Image 0225

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