Marcius C. Smith
[letterhead]March 12th 1901Mr. John Muir,Martinez California;Dear Mr. Muir;I have wondered for many years prior to the year 1893 if the John Muir, the indefatigable geologist botanist and discoverer of glaciers, was the same man who was so kind and attractive to me, and Indianapolis boy many years ago. The short sketch in the Century of May '93, where it states that John Muir went to Indianapolis and entered the employ of a large wagon material factory (Osgood & Smith) convinced me that my boy friend of the Early seventies, is the selfsame man who discovered Muir glacier. I am the youngest son of S. F. Smith and remember well when you ran the rip saw at the factory. On Saturday I would "clean out hubs", count spokes,02845
1901 Mar 12
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0637
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