John G. Taylor
Arlington Heights. Mass.July 4. 1913Mr. John Muir.your autobiographical sketch in the Atlantic awakens so many pleasant memories in connection with the university at Madison that I may be pardoned for writing. When you roomed in the South Hall of the North Building I was rooming on the floor above you with Cross. Every day many times I passed by your door, and of course visited in your room. Vroman who at one time roomed with you was my classmate. Since then the years have hastened away and both of us are on the sunset slope. rather far down. I don't think I can give you much information. Were you acquainted05373with John D. Bicknell who used to sit by me in the class in Latin? He is a leading Lawyer in Los Angeles. Vroman as you know is a lawyer in Chicago. I don't think you knew Rice and Huntington who are here in Mass. My life has been spent in the ministry of the Congregational Church, and most of the time, as they say this way, within sight of the State House. Three years I spent in Santa Cruz, Calif as Pastor of the Church in that city. Of course I haven't lost sight of the boys in Madison and roundabout. Then for many years while my friends were alive I visited Black Earth, the home of my boyhood. So my early life was spent not far from yours; and I used to drive to Portage and over that country when at home on the farm. Those days on the farm! I don't crave a return on the same conditions, but a small farm05373
Arlington Heights, Mass.
1913 Jul 4
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