Marion Foster Washburne


John Muir


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Or perhaps some scientists do---but almost no one attacks the human problems, turning bravely away from the God of Things as They Ought to Be to the only true God-- the God of Things as They Are.We would like to be able to get the same view of human affairs as you get of your Sierras-- to see the beauty-making forces at work in human society as you see them at work in the hills-- to make the bread, simple generalizations you make, based upon the careful, minute observations. We think Nature herself can help us greatly in this-- and give us health at the same time, and renewed courage. But we think we should be greatly benefitted could we know you, not only through your books but in person as Nature's Interpreter.Would you like to see one of my books, even though it is quite in another field? I am ordering "The House on the North Shore" to be sent you direct from the publishers.We will let you know, as soon as we know ourselves, when we shall arrive.With sincere appreciation,[illegible]05551


Tulare, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Sep 22


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0804

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