John Howitt


John Muir


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3I think that Wisconsin ought to have been the first University to have profered the honorary degree upon you in recognition of your valuable services in science and literature, but Harvard is much preferable to Wisconsin. At the time I called on you at Prof. Sweets residence a publishing house gave me an interesting account of the history of California which you were writing I should judge from the account given it must be a most interesting work. The newspapers here has had some notice of your work in Cal-022864but a very short account I always enjoy to see the mention of your name in articles of science and travels. I would like to see your brother David give him my kind regards. I sincerely appreciate your most kind invitation to visit you. I know it would be most enjoyable and as you say "we would talk over our school days." It is a great pleasure to me to call to mind their schoolmates of early days especially those of ability and dedication. I have your account of trip to Alaska02286


Waukesha, Wisc.

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Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.

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