Louie [Strentzel Muir]
Then I recognized him. it was Irwin the artist. Then General McDo[illegible]s son joined us & we had a pleasant California evening. Irwin said he recognized me by my head which he had sketched as you know some twenty years ago in Yosemite, I enquired whether he still had the sketch He said he had it in his studio & when I told him that you were curious to see it, he at once said that he would take pleasure in presenting it to you. only he was sorry it was not a better & more carefully ex[illegible]ted picture. So I went to his studio next day & gained possession of it for you. The art critic [Sturgis?] took me out to dine at the Century Club one evening where I met a number of well known literary men etc Here at the Players & the Century Editorial rooms I met Mark Twain, Aldritch the poet, Chas Dudley Warner Judge Howland & many others of less note. With Warner I had a long talk on Yosemite & forest affairs last evening. He promised to do all he could to help us, & seemed surprised to learn the methods of the Yo Commissioners. Rudyan Kippling is another notable Im to see. Had a pleasant talk with Jude Howland last evening. So glad your better. Love to all Kisses to the babiesEver yours John Muir
1893 Sep 28
Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.
Reel 07, Image 1371
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