Ewald Flugel


John Muir


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[2]avalanche of work, whenever I thought of your quiet home and of the beautiful view from your study, down the little peaceful valley, I felt refreshed and happy and thought of you in gratitude and with the best wishes. The month before [Xmas?] was a very busy one, I had some extra lectures to prepare, an address before the Am. Philological Association, which went off smoothly the second day after Xmas & then came some quiet days with the children to whom I read parts of your new charming book, a day's trip to a gigantic lovely redwood on[3]our Coast range (with Th. B. [illegible]) and now again the semester with a number of cares and 'worriment' and another article to be finished by next Wednesday - - - the old dance of American 'over industry', the s[illegible]fying effects' of which you criticize so truly! I often think of your [wise?] way of spending your earlier days in nature, with nature, as part of Nature(!), and I hope that I shall yet have a chance to imitate you. — We have spent a very happy Xmas time, and the New Year has found us all in good health, and enjoying the fine sunshine of the aftermoors as much as the fogs of the


Stanford [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Jan 10


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0089

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