John Muir


James Davie Butler


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6 2your soul has always soared high in a clean, healthy sky. And how blest you have been with wife & children. Strange that none of the children has yet set foot in California, though you have been so great a traveler.I have been away more than a year on a long, crooked trip around the world & have seen a little of many countries - The park & gardens (&) art galleries of Europe - broad, fertile Russia - the Crimea, (&) grand forests & glaciers (&) snowy peaks of the Caucasus; The wide, billowy, densely forested Ural mountains, the vast, fertile levels, plains & woods of Siberia; beautiful Manchuria with its charming hills & dales & l[illegible], richly wooded mountains, endless wheat & millet fields great rivers & plains;- Picturesque Japan - the mountainous island-dotted coast of China; the loftiest ice laden summits of the Himalaya & the Deodar forests & rivers, & the swarming cities at their feet temples, etc.; Old Egypt & its one green valley stretching


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1904-07-20 00:00


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Reel 14, Image 0420

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