C[harles] W[alter] Carruth


John Muir


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[4]over civilized, which may heaven preserve you from. If there is anything that takes the youth out of a person it is the insane rush and competition of these times. Would that I had been born a Greek at the dawn of their civilization! Should I go on [illegible]sifying during the nineteen years which would bring me up to your age I should never expect to write as perfect a series of poems as your articles on the B[illegible] Pastures of California, and particularly the portion on the Shasta [trees?]. Trusting that this rambling epistle has not tired your patience too severely, I subscribe myself, Your devoted admirerC. W. Carruth 01750


Oakland, Calif.

Date Original

1893 Dec 19


Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 07, Image 1439

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