Cora Cressey Crow
to thank you for your paper on the Muir glacier, shall have my brother get me. he goes to Alaska next week for a sea voyage to benefit his health and am sure he will enjoy everything so much more after having read your article, don't ever tell us again about grinding out words it doesn't sound at all plausible. Do not, I beg of you, thank us for your pleasant hours in Aspen, for believe me, the whole delight of it emanted from yourself and we never tire of telling each other how great was our privilege in having you for a cicerone, as we wended our way through those magnificent forests of pine. As we sallied forth early that Saturday morning, surely we were as noble a cavalcade as ever Chaucer started forth toward Canterbury, with the guide Elwell in the rear, flanked by Tomasso's curveting steed as he "rounded up" the pack animals in true vaquero fashion, and all this in company with a man whose mind was full to over-[letterhead]the company royally but that in reality it was the greatest piece of plagiarism imaginable for she told John Muir's stories and stories of John Muir and even went so far as to malign him most horribly by making the people laugh at some tale of a wood-chuck that he intended for someone else and had to eat himself!It was so kind of you to want to send me Rab and his friends but it is so little known that I am not surprised you could not find a copy but of course you know of the great rivalry that has been going on over that famous book the Three Mar[illegible] by the best publishing houses. will send you a copy and in the meantime do not, I beg, let people know you're not familiar with it!Wish you could as easily cover up the fact that you never went to Mills--but you did the very next best thing by marrying a wife who had been there, all of which reminds me that I want02032
Crow's Landing [Calif]
circa [1895 Sep]
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
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