G. Frederick Schwarz


John Muir


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[2]reading of it seemed like listening to the intimate and chosen conversation of a friend, though which there constantly ran an undertone of comment on life's lessons, though never insistently expressed. And surely some of the experience was deeply and sternly acquired and makes us wonder how great must be the natural buoyancy and hopefulness of spirit and the love of life's wonderful pageant to have withstood so many buffetings of the body and sore trials of the mind. Let those who complain under the weight of lighter burdens take heart in the assurance that, so long as we keep courage and look up, much can be endured.When I spent a day with you, August of last year, at Martinez, we talked of a number of things.


Brookline, Mass.

Date Original

1913 Dec 2


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 28 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1032

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Page 2


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