A. Ross Matheson


John Muir


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[1][letterhead]March 22, 1902Dear Dr MuirIt seems like a fairy tale to read of your adventures and learn of your travels. You have realized the fullness of your youthful desires - not dreams. You have been crowned with [honor?] you have richly earned, and you have added to the [illegible] of human knowledge and human happiness This has doubtless been at the sacrifice of ease and comfort and has called for much self denial privation and suffering The sturdy scotch character and will know not failure. it is victory or death you [owe much?] to the circumstances of your birth in the land of the blue bell and heather. I congratulate you on the proud distinction you have achieved and I am glad that K knew you away back in the years of your youth I am pleased to learn that you have a family to lighten your cares and make your life joyous at that period when the toils of life are less arduous02969


Brookly, N. Y.

Date Original

1902 Mar 22


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 23 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0295

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