John G. Manuel


John Muir


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14thing called a "Lodge" erected. All this last year by some "incomer" an' I'm wae for the place. I hate to see the old landmarks torn down, but maybe after all perhaps I have no taste, no ambition. I presume that you saw the cut of the Old Castle and New Harbour in the Atlantic Monthly, in connection with "The Gateway of Scotland"?. I have got the book but have only had time to glance at it. There are a lot of familiar names in it, and I thnk it will be interesting. There is one Will H. Ogilvie who writes in the Scotsman, one of our nature lovers. I have a book of his poems, and cuttings of various prose articles. One of his works is called "Life in the Open." I havent seen it but I came across an extract from it which I saved, and I have taken15the liberty to send you a typed copy. As I read it it brought to mind Georgie Hogg, ploughman at Winterfield Mains, ploughing in the field between Belhaven Toll and the Railway. The gulls too, were there, and a happy barefit callant who waited impatiently for lowsin time, so he could get a ride on the back o' the ither horse. Now Mr Muir it is 4 1/2 years since you last wrote me and much water has flowed down the Broxburn since. At that time you kindly invited me to visit you, if I ever came to California, for which I thank you, and should I ever be there, you will be the first person I will hunt up. I didn't reply, for I realize you are a busy man and have lots to take up your time without me making demands on you.


Natick, Mass.

Date Original

1913 Apr 8


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0301

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Page 8


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