Walter H. Page


John Muir


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[Page 1] Dear Mr. Muir, I thank you very heartily for your telegram that has just been received, and I wait with eagerness for your letter. At the risk of making myself a nuisance I was on the point of writing to you an additional experience that I have had which I cannot help thinking will interest you. Mr. John Burroughs has been spending a little while with me, and he talks about nothing else so earnestly as about you and your work. He declares in the most emphatic fashion that it will be a misfortune too great to estimate if you do not write up all those bags of notes which you have gathered. He encourages me, to put it in his own words, to “keep firing at him, keep firing at him.” Now when I have on my side two such allies as Professor Sargent and Mr. Burroughs, you will have to make your fortifications very



Date Original

1897 Oct 15


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier

1897 Oct 15 Walter Page to JM

File Identifier

MSS 301 Shone

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1897 Oct 15 Walter Page to JM p1


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