Harvey Reid


John Muir


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[letterhead]3Maquoketa, Iowa,..............................190Wallace, the bright young orator (he had a defective eye) Then there were the room mates, Holt, a genial red head, and Black, [tall?] and s[illegible]thy who loved dramatic declamation and the two young mischiefs, Dr Butler's son, and Dr. Carr's son; and there was Mat[illegible]son, another mathematical f[illegible] who tried to live more economically than even we did. Do you remember you and Will Fuller buying a barrel of crackers together?As to myself, I enlisted in August 1862 in the 22d. Wisconsin under Col. Wm. L. Utley of Racine, who was gov. Randall's a[illegible]ntant general, and served full term of three years. My people moved to Iowa during the war and this county has been my home ever since. Have followed a commercial life with only moderate success, but have never felt it congenial. Have attempted more in the way of study during the last few years since03404


Maquoketa, Iowa

Date Original

1904-07-13 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21 cm.

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