W. H. Trout


John Muir


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2That would be a mistaken view. It is only my old fashioned economy showing up That visit is a choice subject for my imagination I see your house and ranch I used to imagine myself on a mountain journey with you on foot of course for that must be the real way to travel the mountains but I cannot allow my mind to get so far from the practical now my lameness cuts that out I guess I shall see mountains enough getting there I should like to go by the Canadian Pacific. I am told that the grandest mountain scenery is on that route. There are also old friends along the way and the big mills of British Columbia and Washington. Have some relatives too on the way to California so I can at least plan a splendid journey for the old man You will think it a miserably small one after going around the world. Let me tell you about this $100. from Charlie. It was very fully told once, more than a year ago in the lost letter. It is a little singular that of my very few lost letters two of them should be to you the former one was when you were beginning your mountain travels It takes away the zest of writing to tell things twice or to think they might not possibly land all rightThe morning you were leaving us here in Milwaukee you inquired regarding Charlie and said that for his sake you would like to see the $100 I understand you like myself you hate to lower your estimation of03421


Milwaukee, Wisc.

Date Original

1904-08-02 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 14, Image 0454

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Page 2


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