J[ohn] H. Riley
Indianapolis, April 10 – 1893Mr John Muir:Martinez, Cal.My dear Friend:A few weeks since I received, through the kindness of Mrs Graydon, your instructive and [illegible]fully illustrated “Picturesque California” inscribed to me by your own hand. I have been busy of late in preparing and perfecting “Worlds’ Fair” Exhibits; and for the first time since we were fellow workmen have been sick for a week or [mon.?] These things have kept me from promptly acknowledging the receipt of your book But I must say that none of these things have kept me from reading it [and admiring?] its wonderfully realistic illustrations. I thank you for it and prize it very highly, both because of its merit and particularly, I think, because the work is edited by one who was once a fellow-laborer with myself. I often think of you, and Mrs Riley and I often speak of you. Your name is a house hold word with us. The world has travelled on at a great rate in the twenty five years since you and I made wheels together, and01649
1893 Apr 10
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