John Muir


[Walter H.] Page


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35 A book of studies - the action of landscape - making forces - earth sculpture - distribution of plants & animals etc - My main real book in which I'll have to ask my readers to cerebrate Still I hope it maybe made readable to a good many. 6 Possibly my autobiography which for ten years or more all sorts of people have been begging me to write. My life however has been so smooth & regular & reasonable, so free from blundering exciting adventures the story seems hardly worth while in the midst of so much that is infinitely more important. Still if I should live long enough I may be tempted to try it for I begin to see that such a book would offer fair opportunities here & there to say a good word for God. The Harriman Alaska book is superb & I gladly congratulate you on the job. In none of the reviews I have seen does Dr Merriam02937


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1902 Jan 10


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0083

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Page 3


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