Anna R. Dickey


John Muir


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[2]shown in your Father's treatment of his boys pains me but perhaps inured you to the hardships you were to meet on mountain and glacier in later life. All physiques could not have endured burdens such as were put upon you. On the other hand we seem to have swung the pendulum far to much the other extreme and youth today is weakened by indulgence and lack of reverence and the finer fiber it seems to me.Donald is getting off on a two months trip to Ojai and desert tomorrow under contract to Mr. Damson. he sold[1][letterhead]Dear Mr Muir,Your good letter and the book Boyhood days reached me last week and both were welcomed with enthusiasm in the Dickey home I assure you. I have read most of the latter in the Atlantic but mean to go through it again now I have it as a complete chapter in your life experience. the Scotch mistaken sense of discipline02367


Pasadena [Calif.]

Date Original

[1913] Mar 30


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0247

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