[letterhead]July 7th 1899Prof. John MuirMartinez Cal.My Dear sir: -I picked up today a recent number of current literature which contained an extract from Prof. Olaf Ellison's article in the May "Self-Culture" paying an enthusiastic tribute to what you have done for science and manhood, and then I found and read the entire article.The short biography therein fully answers, I think, a query that has floated through my mind many times for the last thirty eight years, [illegible]: "What became of the John Muir, who, in the spring of 1861, occupied a room in North Hall of Wisconsin University and had whittled out the wonderful docks, and made a thermometer out of a piece of [zinc?] washboard, and arranged the mechanism which would tilt his bed and awaken him on a 02600
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