[First draft of letter, in note-book] Martinez, March 6, '05. Mr. Alexander B. Thaw,New York. Dear Sir: I thank you for a copy of your Inaugural Ode you so kindly sent me. I have not yet found time to give it a careful reading. No doubt you have greatly enjoyed your work. It is a glorious subject, and judging from the few pages I have had time to read I shall find in it many fine thoughts. With best wishes, and hoping to meet you ere long, I am, Faithfully yours,[John Muir] Following another draft same letter] Dear Sir: I thank you for your kind letter and also your little book "An Inaugural Ode" which has just arrived. I have not yet had time to give it the careful reading it requires. The subject is a grand one, and doubtless you have greatly enjoyed it. Hoping to meet you ere long, I am. Faithfully yours,[John Muir] 36 East 74th St.
circa 05 Mar 6
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.
Reel 15, Image 0298
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