James D[avie] Butler


John Muir


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Madison, April 21, 1892.John Muir, Esq.My dear Friend,It is too long since I have heard a syllable from you. – Let it not be longer. I give you a leaf of my life, and if I get not one of yours – shall know you have forgot – yourself. Angels must have had charge over me or I could never have survived while swinging round the circle and from Equator to mid-night sun. I have written you that Agnes joined me in London – where we spent six weeks and seven in rural Britain. The two girls and I have been all winter one trio here. – the boys and their mother another at Superior. In both groups has been health. [illegible] and we have daily “Embraced from the ends of opposed winds”. – A few articles in the Nation – have been all my publications. [illegible] Have treated in our Club. “Cities of the great Mogul”, and lectured in University on “Round the world”. But I have been mainly a book worm in the same Library you must remember – in my house and in the Capitol.


Madison [Wisc.]

Date Original

1892 Apr 21


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

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