John Muir


[James Davie] Butler


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[4]Muir[1] Ind'p'l's Apr 27thProf' Butler Dear friend, Your message of sympathy & cheer came in my deepest need, when I was lost - lost in the darkness of that terrible valley which has gashed my life in tovain from side to side - I was weak in mind as in body - all of my lessons of forti- tude were forgotten - the comforts of religion did not come to me, be- cause my mental powers were stricken down, - all that my spiritual ap- petite craved wad sympathy and of this your letter was full


Ind[iana]p[o]l[i]s, [Ind]

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[1867] Apr 27

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Reel 01, Image 1042

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