John G. Taylor


John Muir


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[3]3for fun would be very welcome. Men who have been shut up in a study a good share of the time rather hope to wind up on a bit of land, cultivating the soil or pretending to such employment. You seem to have taken the woods or the mountains, and certainly to our advantage who read your books. In the diary of your California experiences, I was delighted to see (for I saw him) Prof Butler working among the hills. The Prof of course I know very well- up to almost the close of his life.That must have been a great experience in the California moutains, and to live among the giant trees you must feel that the Pyrimids of Egypt are recent monuments.I wonder if you met my friend Bradford Torrey.05373[4]4who died a short while ago in Santa Barbara. His book on California has just been put upon the market. I haven't read it yet.Now I want to thank you for the great pleasure of reading the story of your early experiences in Wisconsin, where it was good to live after all. And the years gone by count doubtless in our present more than we sometimes think. At any rate a university boy still recalls the olden time.With grateful appreciation I am of the old Guard.John G. Taylor'6805373


Arlington Heights, Mass.

Date Original

1913 Jul 4


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0125

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