E. G. Miller


John Muir


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[1]Waterloo Iowa Jan. 24 1898.My Dear Sir: -My family and I were all very gratified by the receipt of your letter of Oct. 6th. I hardly supposed that you would remember me. In the years you have been "traveling wildernesses" to unlock the secrets of nature for the benefit of mankind and writing so entertainingly of the fauna and flora of the far west, it is a little surprising to me that you have carried my name in your memory through them all.I know something of the life of many of the boys we knew at the University in the early days and I will gladly give you any information I may have concerning those you may wish to inquire about. I will now only speak of a few who were my intimates. I think when I made your acquaintance I was rooming with [Remick?] and McKenney in No. 17 North College. McK was a brilliant scholar; was the best mathematician at the U., but he lacked steadiness and did not graduate. He was in the 02387


Waterloo, Iowa

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