Bolton A. Brown


John Muir


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Stanford University Nov. 21. 1896.Dear Mr. MuirI have wanted to see you many times since last year; and have remembered with pleasure that you had asked me to come again. But until now something has always kept me from getting around to come and now, you see I have not come but only write to ask how you do, - how things are at your house; and to say that if we - my wife and I - knew a time when it would be convenient for you we might perhaps come and see you. I have told Mrs. Brown about my visit at your home, and how good you were to me and what a good visit we had; and she has read with great pleasure your book; and, more than that, we have gone to your mountains. We were married last June and went straight into the heart of the High Sierra; where we abode with immense satisfaction for nine weeks. My companion immediately fell in love with that mode of life, with the country; and, even, I think, with the hardships. She declared she never wanted to sleep under a roof again. She became a very hardy tramper and a good climber - keeping up with me easily in these exercises all day long. We climbed several high peaks (some new ones) including


Stanford University, Calif

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