Julius C. Birge


John Muir


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Mr. John Muir. 2.his sensations and the effect of the gases upon him. He was really a "brilliant, though erratic, young man, a fluent writer and I believe a very good scholar. I knew him from his infancy.I have travelled very much not only in foreign countries, but in our own, and have therefore been particularly interested in your writings not only concerning your observations in the West, but also your boyhood days in Wisconsin, both of which seem to form a bond of sympathy between us, although to my recollection it has never been my privilege to meet you. It is not my understanding that you were born in Wisconsin, but would really like to know what was your native place.I spent the last four winters in Pasadena, California, and am planning to leave here with my wife about the tenth or twelfth of January next for Pasadena, where we plan to spend the remaining part of the winter at the Raymond Hotel. If you should chance to be in that part of the state during the winter, I would regard it an honor and a pleasure to meet you there, and I believe I could make the meeting mutually pleasant.Trusting that I may hear from you previous to that time, I amVery sincerely yours,[ILEGIBLE]A.05621


St. Louis, Mo.

Date Original

1913 Dec 1


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 1028

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