Freddie Magee


John Muir


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3our thoughts and memories. And for the object lessons in the pure love of nature & "for the previous things of the lasting hills" that you have, & you first & foremost, made the priceless possession of everyone that has eyes to see and hear to love & understand-none of us can be thankful enough to God & to you for interpreting his voice & his handiwork to us-"How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, oh God! How great is the sum of them! Your life so well exemplies the2described The Bible that I prize so much as yours in my library-because of the intense personality of the author & because of the affection & sincerest esteem in which we Magees-girls & boys hold him. I especially feel a nearness to you by reason of that babyhood meeting in the Yosemite of you & my dear Mother & father in May 1871 & I do so prize the picture of my mother with me in her lap & I could only wish that you & my father were in the picture as you shall always be in


[San Francisco]

Date Original

1913 May 7


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0393

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Page 2


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